Facebook admits it does track non-users, for their own good

Sen. Orrin Hatch R-Utah second from left questions Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg during a joint hearing of the Commerce and Judiciary Committees

Users who don't want their Facebook interests to show ads on other websites and apps can prohibit this in these settings as well.

"Apps and websites that use our services, such as the Like button or Facebook Analytics, send us information to make their content and ads better", David Baser, Product Management Director at Facebook, wrote in a blog post. "And Amazon, Google and Twitter all offer login features", Facebook said.

Most of the political ads about divisive issues that ran on Facebook Inc (FB.O) before the 2016 U.S. presidential election were sponsored by "suspicious groups" with no publicly available information about them, according to a study released on Monday and based on a database of five million ads on Facebook. These companies also offer advertising services.

Facebook also covers security expenses for Sheryl Sandberg, the company's chief operating officer and a popular author and public speaker. In 2012, Facebook agreed to stop using face recognition technology in the European Union after Caspar, the Hamburg data protection commissioner, accused it of violating German and European privacy regulations by collecting users' biometric facial data without their explicit consent. Finally, Facebook ads and measurement tools facilitate websites and apps with advertisements.

During the 10-hour long testimony last week, Facebook has disclosed the amount it spends on Mark Zuckerberg's security and travel among other expenses.

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"So when a website uses one of our services, your browser sends the same kind of information to Facebook as the website receives".

There are three main ways in which Facebook uses the information it gets from other websites and apps. "But of course we can do more to help people understand how Facebook works and the choices they have". However, this data is used by Facebook to make money, like the $40 billion in revenue it made in 2017. "For example, receiving data about the sites a particular browser has visited can help us identify bad actors. Or if a browser has visited hundreds of sites in the last five minutes, that's a sign the device might be a bot".

Finally, Facebook says the data it receives can help improve the content and ads shown in the app, such as more sports-related content for users who demonstrate an interest in sports.

The company insists that it only provides insights for advertisers based on user metrics, and maintains that Cambridge Analytica, a political consulting firm based in the United Kingdom that claims to influence elections, took advantage of this system back in 2014.

Above the link, users who may have been affected by the data scandal will see the message: "We have banned the website 'This is Your Digital Life, ' which one of your friends used Facebook to log into". Evidence suggested that Russians had purchased Facebook ads that were directed at US voters.

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