“Facebook wants users to know that it’s not the only one tracking their every move on the internet,” Annie Palmer reports for The Daily Mail. “The social media giant pointed a finger at Google, Amazon, Twitter and other platforms for using many of the same data collection practices that some privacy advocates are referring to as invasive.”

“Facebook has been feeling the heat ever since it was revealed last month that more than 87 million users’ data had been harvested without their knowledge,” Palmer reports. “Now, Facebook wants to make it clear that it’s not the only platform collecting data on its users as they browse other websites. ‘Twitter, Pinterest and LinkedIn all have similar Like and Share buttons to help people share things on their services,’ David Baser, Facebook’s product management director, wrote in a blog post.”

“In recent weeks, Google has also been in focus as it’s been revealed that the firm often tracks every website you click on, your location, as well as every file you’ve uploaded to Google Drive — even if they’ve been deleted,” Palmer reports. “Facebook reiterated that it doesn’t sell the user data that it collects, but that hasn’t stopped many users, experts and privacy advocates from remaining skeptical. The blog post doesn’t note how long it stores that data for or how it uses the data it stores.”

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MacDailyNews Take: Pots and kettles.

The problem is two-fold: Facebook – and companies like Facebook that thrive on user data (Google, for one, if not the, prime example) and gullible users who piss their privacy and the privacy of their “friends” away willy-nilly while naively sending their DNA off to be analyzed by other companies.MacDailyNews, March 21, 2018

#deletefacebook

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What to expect from Facebook’s Zuckerberg if he testifies before Congress – March 21, 2018
Why Facebook’s blatant disregard for users’ privacy could be very good for Apple – March 21, 2018
Facebook’s surveillance machine – March 21, 2018
Mark Zuckerberg and Sheryl Sandberg AWOL from Facebook’s damage control session – March 20, 2018
U.S. FTC reportedly probing Facebook’s abuse of personal data as UK summons Zuckerberg for questioning – March 20, 2018
The problem isn’t Cambridge Analytica: It’s Facebook – March 19, 2018
Apple: Privacy is a fundamental right – September 27, 2017

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Lynn Weiler” for the heads up.]