Pakistan Cyber Force: This is how Facebook is Tracking your Internet Activity

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Tuesday, September 11, 2012

This is how Facebook is Tracking your Internet Activity

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Facebook really is watching your every move online. In testing out a new diagnostic tool called Abine DNT+, we noticed that Facebook has more than 200 “trackers” watching our internet activity.

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Abine defines trackers as “a request that a webpage tries to make your browser perform that will share information intended to record, profile, or share your online activity.” The trackers come in the shape of cookies, Javascript, 1-pixel beacons, and Iframes. Cookies are tiny bits of software that web pages drop onto your device that identify you anonymously but nonetheless signal useful behavior about your background interests to advertisers who might want to target you. Critics call this spying. Advertisers call it targeting.

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