Facebook admits that it tracks its users’ location all the time
Facebook collects personal data of all kinds from its more than 2 billion frequent users.
The giant of social networks Facebook recognized that it records the place where each of the de its users, whether or not they have activated the geolocation functions, for security reasons and for advertising purposes.
“Even if someone does not activate location services, Facebook may still obtain information about their location based on information that they and others provide through their activities and connections on our services,” said Facebook. in a December 12 letter, responding to inquiries about the company’s practices of two US Congressional senators.
The letter from the group, which is addressed to Democrat Chris Coons and Republican Josh Hawley, was disclosed this Tuesday by a journalist from the American newspaper The Hill on her Twitter account.
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Hawley retweeted The Hill journalist’s post, writing: “Facebook admits it. You turn off the “location services” and they ALSO record your location to make money (by sending you advertising). “
“There is no way out. There is no control over your personal information. That is great technology. And that is why it is that Congress needs to act, “he added.
Facebook collects personal data of all kinds from its more than 2 billion frequent users on at least one of the platforms owned by the group: Instagram, Messenger, WhatsApp or Facebook.
These data are the basis of its economic model, which is based on profits. obtained by ultra-segmented advertising patterns on a large scale.
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