Facebook is Illegally Tracking You, And Don’t Let Anyone Tell You It Doesn’t Matter! [CORRUPTION]

Posted: November 6, 2011 in News
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That thumbs down goes to you Gizmodo.

So the article below is from Gizmodo [Is Facebook Tacking You?], but i am starting to questions the legitimacy of their website.  This article is a paid for piece of advertisement, written as a PR cover up for Facebook.  The people at Facebook, have been breaking privacy laws and tracking your web activity without your knowledge for years.  Then they state that if you are paranoid about it clear your cookies, but this does not actually work to remove the facebook tracking bug.  I actually had to find a hidden .dll files using CCleaner in order to get rid of the tracking software.  In my opinion that mean this is a malicious cookie and is definitely tracking you illegally.  So this next comment go to Gizmodo.

WHEN DID YOU GUYS SELL OUT AND START WRITING PUFF PIECES FOR MAJOR CORPORATIONS. THE INTEGRITY OF YOUR ENTIRE NEWS WEBSITE IS AT STAKE. SO CLEAN UP YOUR ACT, START DOING REAL INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALISM, AND STOP WRITING ARTICLES THAT HIDE THE TRUTH JUST FOR MONEY.  OTHERWISE YOU ARE NO BETTER THAN FOX NEWS OR ABC. For more on this check HERE

For the rest of you seriously consider deleting your Facebook account and cleaning your registry.  Facebook is quickly becoming an evil corporation and don’t support them with your business.

Is Facebook Tracking You After You Cancel Your Account? Does It Even Really Matter?

Citing employees at Hamburg Data Protection, Bloomberg claims that Facebook’s cookies will still actively track your online activity even if you’ve cancelled your account. But it mostly just seems like tin hat paranoia.

According to the report, there’s “suspicion” and over the way Facebook is using cookies. What that means exactly is unclear, as they don’t elaborate any further aside from saying that the cookies can identify specific people. Facebook says they delete any user specific cookies, but leave some for security purposes, such as phishing.

Remaining cookies are used in “identifying spammers and phishers, detecting when somebody unauthorized is trying to access your account, helping you get back into your account if you get hacked,” and blocking underage users from re-registering with a different birth date, Facebook said.

Should Facebook be doing this without people knowing? Probably not. But even if they are collecting data on you after you cancel your account, is it different from what any other website is doing? If these are supercookies, which are considerably harder to get rid of, then yeah, it’s problematic. But sites will drop a cookie on your computer and track your data even if you’re just visiting—regardless of whether or not you have an account.

This instance doesn’t seem to be much different. Sure, Facebook has data about us that is much more focused and specific, but if you’re that paranoid about it, clear out your cookies. [Bloomberg]

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