Facebook is tracking your every move.….
In an effort to make sure you can log in seamlessly and share what you’re doing, Facebook uses information about where you are on the web and what you’re doing. The company says this has nothing to do with tracking movements, but they want to make sure that you can seamlessly log in at any time to Facebook and sites and services that connect with it.
Facebook also tracks your location through your phone or tablet, depending on how much access you give them. If you allow them access to GPS information, they’ll be able to show your precise location when using the app or at all times. If not at all, then their ability to track is limited! There’s also an option in Facebook that allows them to be turned on or off here—the Location History feature will show you everywhere you’ve been on a map!
Facebook says that this has nothing to do with tracking movements, and that they have no desire to collect information about where you are on the web and what you’re doing. They want to make sure that you can seamlessly log in at any time to Facebook and to sites and services that connect with it and share what you’re doing.
Facebook is harvesting your data.
Facebook was recently under fire for having access to a lot of user data than it really needs for basic functioning. There are a few ways to stop allowing Facebook to track your daily activities or data. You can turn off most of the permissions that are not required for it to operate properly. For this, you just need to visit the settings section on your phone apps & notifications permissions.
Some of this comes with the territory of using it. If you want to take advantage of its features, then you have to give up a certain amount of information about yourself. But Facebook has ways of keeping tabs on people who aren’t even signed up for the service. Fortunately, there are numerous ways to limit the volume of data that it logs.
Facebook is turning users into data products.
It’s worth emphasizing that Facebook, like Google, promises to use this treasure trove of data to improve its services and make life safer and more convenient for its users, as well as generating more profitable ads across its network. You are, after all, using everything Facebook offers for free. If you don’t trust Facebook’s intentions—which is by now understandable—then you really need to quit using it altogether.
Facebook knows full well that users are uneasy about its data collection policies and is trying to push out tools that ostensibly offer more control. In reality, these don’t do much in regard to data collection, and are more about how that data is used to personalize ads. At this stage, if you don’t want Facebook to know a lot about you, you really need to close down your Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp accounts and not look back.