Facebook Admitted It Tracks People Who Are Not Its UsersAdded: Sunday, April 19th, 2015
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The social network had to admit that it did track non-users, but only because of a bug in the system. The report commissioned by the Belgian data protection authority found the company in breach of EU data privacy legislation.
Facebook argued that the report simply found a bug that may have sent cookies to people when they weren’t on Facebook, but this bug has already been fixed. There were also claims stating that there’s no way to opt out of social ads, despite the report in question clearly stating there is such a way.
The social network explained that it does receive standard website visit information, also known as “web impressions”, when people visit sites with Facebook plugins or other integrations. For some reason, some misleadingly consider this tracking, but it is not. Facebook, unlike many other companies, is willing to explain how it is going to use this data and the controls it offers.
The Belgian Privacy Commission is currently considering the abovementioned report. The most popular social network in the world always finds itself under increasing pressure outside of Ireland, where Facebook is headquartered. At the moment, privacy campaigners from Belgium, France, Spain and Italy are all investigating Facebook’s privacy practices.Posted by: Date:
Sunday, April 19th, 2015
|posted by (2015-04-20 00:09:08)|
They ARE the bug.
|Facebook, meh. I will let my torrents speak for me.|
Here and in other places.
|posted by (2015-04-20 16:15:08)|
|Bezki...you could not be MORE right! Awful company that will NEVER have me as a user.|
|more like idiotbook or loserbook...|
|I was really shocked when going on my daughters new PC and my sister also got one. Both are windows 8 machines and I could not believe commercial they are Every stroke brings up another opportunity to buy or join something to do things that I never would consider like giving them my money. Government and business are like the same thing now spying on every move or keystroke people make. I'm proxied ,VNP'ed and encrypted and then the bitcoin store wants me to give them my ss#, photo id and credit card info. It was easier buying a house 20 years ago than it is now to pay an $8 bill at the seedbox. I do not belong to anything but site I can upload on or try try to.|
|LMFAO!!!..really??yhe Net ain FREE....|
|posted by (2015-04-22 22:26:27)|
Right you are!
|@Dascubadude/ Do your homework. Think like your daughter. Things change. You will be a better father if you keep up with it. Not easy, I know.|
|We are seeing capitalism gone wild(greed)colliding with governments vying for control (fascism with a face of democracy), and all in the name of public safety/betterment. In truth, this is nothing new. The technology and the players change, but the fundamental challenges remain the same.||
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