Facebook Is Going to Track Your Cursor MovementsAdded: Monday, November 11th, 2013
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Zuckerberg seems to believe that his company hasn’t been hitting the headlines enough for invading consumers’ privacy. Perhaps, with all this Snowden and Prism stuff, Facebook’s invasions of privacy were forgotten, other than the relevant department of the EU.
Media reports reveal that social network is currently testing software to monitor users’ cursor movements. The company admitted it might start collecting data on minute user interactions with its content. In other words, it will collect information about how long your cursor hovers over a certain part of its site, or whether your newsfeed is visible at a given moment on the screen of your mobile gadget.
Collected data is supposed to be stored in a data analytics warehouse which will make sure that you get targeted ads based on what you normally hover your cursor over. At the moment, the company is running tests as a part of a broader technology testing program, but the developers should know within months whether it makes sense to incorporate the new feature into the business.
Facebook isn’t the first website to do such a thing. For instance, Shutterstock records almost everything its users do on the website. The service uses the open-source Hadoop distributed file system in order to analyze information such as where visitors place their cursors and how long they hover over an image before buying it. Facebook is a big fan of Hadoop as well, as it also uses its modified version to manage its information.
The industry observers wonder whether Facebook can manage to get away with its cunning plan, especially in the European Union where some governments are particularly sensitive about the matter of information storage and personal privacy.
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Monday, November 11th, 2013
|posted by (2013-11-11 16:54:47)|
|I don't think Facebook should be allowed to do that. I joined Facebook to chat and share news with my friends, NOT to get slammed with advertizing.|
|And to think people are more worried about the governments are doing.....|
|posted by (2013-11-11 20:01:33)|
|Invading privacy are one of my reason to never use facebook or any similar kind.|
|posted by (2013-11-11 20:17:13)|
|Facebook,,,Go To Hell|
|Me too #3. I'm trying to upgrade my mobile but cant find a good one that doesn't have FB or twitter embedded in it.You can't remove them either..|
|Facebook will bring all its users undone in the future.. Ppl put to much private info on there, come on FB users think about it. Bad facebook sit..|
I also think that uploads and groups should not have facebook pages or accounts, to much advertising can be bad to the wrong ppl and bring in un-wanted attention. I could be wrong but thats how I see it.. I love this website and I dont want to see it shutdown over a little thing that could be over looked.. I know there are ppl that will disagree with what I have said and I dont mean any disrespect to any uploader/s, thank you for all the hard work u do.
|Facescanbook is part of the NSA just like Google. There are open source alternatives where you own your data. A number of great ones are listed at the prism-break website.|
@5 Get an android phone and put one of the open source alternatives to android on it(go to the prism-break website for links).
|posted by (2013-11-12 06:11:40)|
|O M G anything to make more money's it never ends yukk . .|
|posted by (2013-11-12 08:35:34)|
|With a surname like 'Zuckerberg', is he a jew? Just asking, btw.|
Btw2 ... screw FB and everyone who advertises with them.
|That is why I never share too much personal info on facebook. Guys get adblock plus addon and SHITTERberg go and fcuk yourself.|
|Facebook, someday someone will hack that site and have a field day with all the info...|
|If you’re not paying for it, you’re not the customer. You’re the product being sold.|
|Everyone worrying about Facebook Invading everyone|
privacy, but at the same time Facebook members gives
them their real name, address, school and phone
number. You'll be surprise how many people I've
actually located using Facebook. I could even use
Google maps to local the house, lol. Point is, it's
stupid giving out your real name, address and phone.
Identity thief and perverts loves Facebook!
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