December 16th, 2011
The social network Facebook admits that it uses file tracers, even for people who are disconnected from their platforms, and will not change their habits.
With the help of Facebook engineer Arturo Bejar, an article entitled “Facebook tracking is under scrutiny” on the USA Today website reveals details of how members are tracked on the social network, whether connected or not, and how their stored data is used. Visitors who do not have accounts on Facebook are also involved. The social network uses tracking codes, also known as cookies, which are placed on the user’s computer during a website visit. Widespread, they are useful to sites and online services to see if a user is logged-in, or if they have already visited the website. A good example being when you shop on Amazon, the products you were shopping for last week are staring you straight in the face this week.