Published: Wed, April 18, 2018
Hi-Tech | By Grace Becker

Facebook Users May Soon Get an Ad-Free Subscription Option

Facebook Users May Soon Get an Ad-Free Subscription Option

Earlier this month, more and more revelations about Facebook's data harvesting methods were made during its CEO and co-founder Mark Zuckerberg's Senate hearing, such as tracking and collecting data from non-Facebook users.

Google has a proprietary analytics service and companies like Amazon, Twitter and Google also offer login features. "These companies and many others also offer advertising services", adds Baser.

Baser said the company uses the data for three purposes: "providing our services to these sites or apps; improving safety and security on Facebook; and enhancing our own products and services". "We can also use the fact that they visited a site or app to show them an ad from that business - or a similar one - back on Facebook".

The Cambridge Analytica scandal emerged from Facebook being unable to enforce its policies that prohibit developers from sharing or selling data they pull from Facebook users. We need to know that when Americans sign up for Facebook, other social media platforms, or use online tools, it's easy for them to understand exactly how the information they put online will be used and shared.

The blog post highlights the four main tools that Facebook has at its disposal to track you with even if you're visiting other websites. "This is because other apps and sites don't know who is using Facebook", Baser said in his post as part of Facebook's Hard Questions series.

"But unlike Cambridge Analytica and its peers, who must content themselves with whatever data they can extract from Facebook's public interfaces, Facebook is sitting on the motherload, with unfettered access to staggering databases of behavior and preferences", Biddle notes.

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If you logged into Facebook recently and were welcomed by an unusual notification that redirected you to take a look at your "privacy" setting.

Facebook product management director pointed fingers at popular services like Twitter, Pinterest, and LinkedIn accusing them of supplying data to third parties.

Facebook has said users it believes were affected by the data breach would receive a message on the platform.

She told British lawmakers, who are conducting an inquiry into fake news and the Facebook data scandal, that CA used numerous questionnaires to gather data. She adds that managing what information can and cannot be used by Facebook is quite complicated saying, "Even if you understand the Facebook business model, you would be hard pushed to know how far your data goes". "We don't sell the data".

Social plugins and logins give Facebook access to users' IP address and browsing habits though cookies.

"We've got to fix that", the congressman grilling Zuckerberg said.

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