Here's how Facebook tracks you even when you're logged out

Mr Zuckerberg said he is willing to fix the problems in Facebook even if that requires a substantial investment. Aaron P. Bernstein  Reuters

Mr Zuckerberg said he is willing to fix the problems in Facebook even if that requires a substantial investment. Aaron P. Bernstein Reuters

Facebook the social media giant has been in news lately over the Cambridge Analytica scandal which came to light last month.

Facebook has for years encouraged people to tag their friends in photos they upload; in 2010, the company launched a feature called "tag suggestions", which, per its name, analyzes the people depicted in the photo, and recommends that you tag them.

During questioning, it was revealed by Zuckerberg that Facebook doesn't just track the data and usage of its registered users.

According to Baser, all websites and applications that use its tools have to get user permission to share personal user information. This, Facebook says its what it uses to make targeted ads or make its content better. Facebook, which pushed for the cases to be considered individually instead of as a class-action lawsuit, is reviewing the ruling. He said, "I want to be clear: We don't sell people's data". While that's true, it can also use that data to target ads that it sells more accurately at its users, and can better understand what its users are doing online. According to Baser, they are: "Providing our services to these sites or apps; improving safety and security on Facebook; and enhancing our own products and services". In the aftermath of President Trump's election, many speculated whether Zuckerberg's carefully orchestrated road trip, which included photo-ops with farmers in Wisconsin, firemen in IN, and college football coach Nick Saban in Alabama, was part of grander political ambitions or a way to make amends after a tough year for Facebook's image.

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A lot of people these days think Facebook Inc. has become an incorrigible, toxic "regime of one-sided, highly profitable surveillance" under the near-absolute control of a "sovereign and singular ruler", as University of North Carolina information scholar Zeynep Tufekci summed up in Wired a couple of weeks ago.

Testifying before the US Congress, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg had said his organisation was committed to ensure integrity of elections across the world, including India.

Lawmakers and privacy advocates immediately protested the practice, with many saying Facebook needed to develop a way for non-users to find out what the company knows about them.

Most of this isn't new information, but it's part of Facebook's initiative to be more transparent with the government and its users about how the data it collects is shared. I had hoped my questions would give you an opportunity to further clarify this critical issue.

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Facebook has been embroiled in a massive data breach controversy ever since it surfaced that British data firm Cambridge Analytica improperly gathered information on its 87 million users.

With Facebook now under scrutiny by the US Senate, social network sites like Pegimane are setting themselves up with users' privacy in mind.

The fact that Mark Zuckerberg takes just a dollar as his salary to work for Facebook, the social media platform he co created, does not mean that $1 is the what all he takes home.

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