Facebook responds to how it collects data when you are logged out

Facebook responds to how it collects data when you are logged out

U.S. District Judge James Donato's decision to let the lawsuit proceed as a class action is a significant step for users seeking to put Facebook on the hook for fines of $1,000 to $5,000 for each time a person's image is used without permission under a unique IL law.

We are all aware of the happenings that have been going on around Facebook over the last couple of weeks.

The "we don't sell data" party line was uttered several times during Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's appearance before Congress.

These companies - and many others - also offer advertising services. Cookies help them find whether the user is logged into Facebook or not.

In a statement BusinessDay received, Facebook said the disclosure is to encourage people to manage the apps they use.

"Whether it's information from apps and websites, or information you share with other people on Facebook, we want to put you in control - and be transparent about what information Facebook has and how it is used", Baser said.

'We do that for a number of reasons including security and measuring ads to make sure that the ad experiences are most effective, which people can of-course opt out of.

Trust in Facebook has spectacularly collapsed after Cambridge Analytica (CA) harvested the data of 87 million users.

The case is In re Facebook Biometric Information Privacy Litigation, 15-cv-03747, U.S. District Court, Northern District of California (San Francisco). The countries listed were Philippines, UK, Indonesia, United Kingdom, Mexico, Canada, India, Brazil, Vietnam and Australia. Facebook allows its users to adjust their News Feed and ad preferences for a more secure and personal experience. Even at their personal home or during personal travel, paying those expenses is often seen as a precautionary measure that outweighs the costs for the safety of such a key figure, said Jim Barrall, a senior fellow at UCLA's School of Law and former head of the executive compensation practice at Latham & Watkins.

The blog post states that it is not just Facebook that collects such data.

Facebook Analytics provides developers information on how people are spending time on their websites and apps.

'This is because other apps and sites don't know who is using Facebook.

Facebook has shed more light on how it tracks people around the web, and confirmed once and for all that it does indeed keep tabs on people who don't even use the social network. Facebook said the redesign had been in the works for a while. Besides, the company is working hard to improve the accuracy of information on Facebook in various ways. "If we confirm data abuse, we will shut down the offending app and take legal action against the company selling or buying the data, if necessary". Baser said when you use those websites or apps, Facebook collects data to show relevant ads, make other sites more social and "help" them "better understand how people use their services".

"Just like the bug bounty program, Facebook will reward based on the impact of each report".

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