Facebook: How it tracks you?



Facebook has recently revealed how is tracks its user that is you and all the users across the web. Facebook being the leading Social network website on the internet has laid down its way on how it tracks down users across the web.

With the series of interviews with USA Today, the whole scenario came to be known or the whole blurred picture got cleared on how Facebook with more than 800 million users keeps an eye on them. This interview was held with Facebook engineering director, spokesman, corporate spokesman and engineering manager. 

The fact is that Facebook does not track everybody the same way, as it uses different methods for members who have  already signed in and are using their accounts, members who are logged-off and non-members. 

The first time you arrive at any Facebook page whether a Login page or any of the others like profile page or a brand page, the company inserts cookies in your browser. 

If you sign up for an account, it inserts two types of cookies and if you don't set up an account, it inserts only one of the two types. 

These cookies record every time you visit another website that uses a Facebook "Like button" or other Facebook plugin, which work together with the cookies to note the time, date and website being visited. 

Unique characteristics that identify your computer are also recorded. 

Facebook keeps logs that records your past 90 days of activity and deletes entries older than 90 days, the Sydney Morning Herald reported. 

If you are logged into a Facebook account, your name, email address, friends and all of the other data in your Facebook profile are also being recorded. 

Data about web searches and browsing habits could be used to figure out political affiliations, religious beliefs, sexual orientations or health issues about consumers.

With increasing obligations from around the world after an Australian hacker has announced  that Facebook is tracking your moves online. This is the first time, the company has come forward to clear all the doubts. Also there is increase in number of spams and account hacking activities. 




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