Facebook 'Relevant Ads' Track You Across The Internet

NRM: "Facebook security engineer Joey Tyson wrote a post detailing several new advertising initiatives they have implemented to further monetise the website.

The social network claims to have designed "versions of the features with your privacy in mind," and to some extent this is true. Essentially what they have done is connected the dots between your use of their service and the rest of your browsing habits. But these grant access to sensitive pieces of data such as your email address & phone number (highly encrypted versions), collects internet usage information for marketing purposes (standard practice with most common browsers, but still slightly off-putting to some), and makes it somewhat taxing to opt out of such services."

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