Yes, Facebook collects data even when you are logged out

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Facebook said it uses browsing data to create analytics reports, including about traffic to a site. Companies that don't comply face hefty fines. Now it restricts apps from accessing users' personal data if the app has not been used by them for more than three months. The data originally came from a Cambridge University researcher named Aleksandr Kogan, who collected the information legitimately through a personality quiz app, but then broke Facebook's terms of service by passing it onto Cambridge Analytica. For example, users can opt out of ads or delete their profiles. "He's either deliberately misunderstanding some of the questions, or he's not clear about what's actually happening inside Facebook's operation", said Daniel Kahn Gillmor, a senior staff technologist at the American Civil Liberties Union. From there, click on "Privacy Checkup" and you'll be able to look at multiple areas of your account.

Most of the political ads about divisive issues that ran on Facebook Inc (FB.O) before the 2016 United States presidential election were sponsored by "suspicious groups" with no publicly available information about them, according to a study released on Monday and based on a database of five million ads on Facebook.

One of Zuckerberg's major slip-ups was when he was asked how long Facebook retains data after a user has deleted his or her account.

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A Facebook spokesperson declined to comment on the reason for the significant increase in Zuckerberg's security-related expenses for 2017, saying in a statement that "Facebook's board of directors believes that this investment in Mark's personal security is entirely justified".

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Finally, Facebook says the data it receives can help improve the content and ads shown in the app, such as more sports-related content for users who demonstrate an interest in sports.

Facebook users sued in 2015, alleging violations of an IL state law about the privacy of biometric information. ".when you see a YouTube video on a site that's not YouTube, it tells your browser to request the video from YouTube".

Many people don't realize that your Apps settings on Facebook can also affect your level of privacy.

"It also gets cookies, which are identifiers that websites use to know if you've visited before". "As always, empowering our users to make connections is our number one priority and we wanted to continue to ensure our users felt safe while doing this".

This story originally appeared on Simplemost.

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