Facebook updates with post on logged-out data collection

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Titled "Hard Questions: What Data Does Facebook Collect When I'm Not Using Facebook, and Why?", the blog post talks of how Facebook and its partners collect your data even when you're not using the Facebook at that point of time. The Facebook services that third-party apps and websites make use of include social plugins such as Like and Share buttons, Facebook Login options, Facebook Analytics and Facebook ads and measurement tools. A spokesman did not comment on the coin offering, but did say the firm was looking at using blockchain - the technology underlying digital currencies - to help people secure their online data.

Facebook, in return, helps those websites serve up relevant ads or receive analytics to study how people use their services. Facebook said earlier this month that data of more than 87 million users may have been affected. On Tuesday the company has offered a public explanation.

As well as details pulled from your social and professional circle that you may not have consented to share with the company, Facebook's file on you also contains information on your web browsing through use of embedded "like" and "share" buttons.

Google has its own Analytics service. "And Amazon, Google and Twitter all offer login features", Baser wrote in in the blog post. There you can select who sees your posts, who can friend request you and many more ways to keep your accounts more private. Your browser (Chrome, Safari or Firefox) shares your IP address so the website knows where to send the site content.

We've explained how to download all the information Facebook has on you, a sensible precaution to take if you're planning to #DeleteFacebook. He went further to promise that Facebook was conducting a full investigation into every app that has access to user's information from the platform. This bit of information was revealed by David Baser, Product Management Director, Facebook. "But of course we can do more to help people understand how Facebook works and the choices they have".

Do you ever have any question about anything you wish to ask and get answer? "Or if a browser has visited hundreds of sites in the last five minutes, that's a sign the device might be a bot".

An Ad Preferences setting shows you advertisers whose ads you might be seeing, and you can remove those advertisers, or opt out of those types of ads entirely (and opt out of using Facebook interests to show you ads on other websites apps).

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As it turns out, Facebook, which is in the business of gathering as much data from as many people as possible in order to run precisely targeted ads, gets its information about you from many sources, not just what's on the profiles of its users.

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