Hi there. If you’re reading this piece, consider yourself lucky. Don’t take it for granted. Especially if you’re like the 62 percent of American adults who get their news from social media, as a recent Pew Research poll showed, and you usually find our posts on Facebook.
Facebook is becoming an echo chamber that prevents us from being confronted with opinions we don’t agree with
The Daily Star went for a click-bait headline but, they do show you how to disable the Facebook ad tracking that’s the most nasty (Disable “Ads based on my use of websites and apps”).
But to bring you “better ads” Facebook has begun watching what you’re up to online, including tracking the websites you regularly visit.
Clearly, not everyone is going to be too impressed at the thought of Facebook monitoring their online life and luckily there is a simple way to stop it.
Earlier this week, security researchers at Checkpoint discovered a vulnerability that would have allowed attackers to change messages and links sent through Facebook messenger. Facebook quickly patched the bug … but did you know links sent privately through messenger can be read by anyone? Moreover, Facebook knows about this and has no plans to fix the issue.
Facebook ‘s latest announcement has left many confused and worried about their privacy – if you’re one of them here’s what you should do.
The social media site said this week it is going to start pushing ads to every single person who uses third-party sites signed up to its advertising scheme.
The challenge we face from the Facebook revolution is formidable. Each one of us needs to take more individual responsibility and carefully evaluate the sources and accuracy of the news we consume. We must be aware of the limitations of Facebook, as well as other media, and seek out additional sources for news and information in order to make sure that we get a well-rounded view of what is happening in the world. We must always keep in mind that the world is vast and complicated.
An interesting and on-point commentary about the ego-syntonic environment of Facebook.
Everything you look at, click, like and so on is recorded by Facebook and tied to your user profile. As a result, the site learns more and more about you in order to serve you ads that you’re most likely to click. Your profile also plays a big role as well, and there’s a great deal of personal information Facebook asks for in order to learn more about you. This info often does little or nothing to enhance your user experience though, so you might be better off omitting it.
5 private details Facebook asks for that you shouldn’t share