Check Your Facebook NOW – Three Scary Pages Prove You’re Being Watched

FACEBOOK knows a lot more about you than you think.

The nosy app tracks your location, interests and more to target you with ads.

Facebook keeps a scary map of your whereabouts – though not for long


Facebook keeps a scary map of your whereabouts – though not for longCredit: Facebook

Much of the data the US tech giant stores about you is available to view in your profile settings.

A little research can uncover all sorts of disturbing things Facebook knows about.

Here are three pages worth checking out for anyone concerned about company spying.

There are also tips on how to limit the ways Facebook tracks you.

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He knows your whereabouts

Location History is a controversial daily record of where you’ve been logged by Facebook’s iOS and Android apps.

Data is stored on a digital map that can be viewed in Facebook settings.

It shows which stores and other businesses Facebook believes you’ve visited, as well as periods when you’re believed to have been “on the go.”

You can search for specific dates to see what location data Facebook recorded on a given day.

The setting can be turned off via the Facebook website and apps and you have the option to delete your Location History if you wish.

Among other things, Facebook uses your GPS coordinates to better personalize the ads it shows.

Location History is being cleared by Facebook as part of a privacy review, but you can still see your history until August 1, 2022.

  1. Open the Facebook app and tap the bottom right icon
  2. Touch Settings and Privacy, then tap Definitions.
  3. Below your informationTouch access your information.
  4. Touch recorded information.
  5. Below LocationTouch location history. You may be asked to re-enter your password.

You can toggle your location history on or off by tapping the blue slider. You can also delete your history.

He knows your interests

Facebook thinks it knows you better than you do – and that’s how you find out what it thinks of you.

Targeted ads are big business for the social media giant.

They rely on users like you to divulge your most private details, which are used to find out what you would like to buy.

Marketers pay for ads that accurately display bespoke products that appear in your feed as if by magic, fulfilling desires you didn’t even know you had.

But there is a simple way to stop this somewhat daunting process – by following these simple steps.

  1. In a desktop browser, load Facebook and click on your profile picture in the top right corner of the screen.
  2. Click Settings and privacy and then Definitions
  3. To hit Ads and then click ad topics
  4. You’ll see a page showing what Facebook thinks your interests are. Delete these and add more as you wish.

He knows which sites you visit

Cookies are delicious baked sweets, but they are also a computer file that is becoming more and more important to your life.

On the internet, these are small pieces of text used to store information in web browsers.

Facebook uses them to track your activity on the web – not just on Facebook or Facebook-owned services like Instagram.

It helps the social media giant customize the ads you see on its platform based on your tastes and interests.

That’s because cookies can store data about everything from your browsing history to the amount of time you spend on a website – and even the items in your shopping basket.

Facebook keeps a list of websites it knows you’ve visited in a log of what it calls “off-Facebook activity.”

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  1. In a desktop browser, click your profile icon in the top right corner of Facebook.
  2. Select Settings and privacythen click Definitions.
  3. Click Privacy in the left menu.
  4. Click Your Facebook Information to the left.
  5. Click Off-Facebook Activity to review. From here, you can also click recent activity For more informations.

From this menu, you can choose to clear your activity history and prevent Facebook from tracking you on specific websites.

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