Facebook now makes it impossible for users to avoid being tracked for ads purposes, according to a report (FB)

share on:

<ul><li> <a href="https://www.businessinsider.com/category/facebook?utm_source=intl&utm_medium=ingest">Facebook</a> has changed its policy around location data collection and now makes it impossible for users to avoid being tracked for ads purposes, according to a <a href="https://gizmodo.com/turning-off-facebook-location-tracking-doesnt-stop-it-f-1831149148">Gizmodo report on Tuesday</a> . <li><li> There is no way for people to opt out of using location for ads entirely, a Facebook spokesperson said told Gizmodo. <li><li> Such is a change of policy for Facebook, which said in a blog post back in 2014 that users "will only see ads based on their recent location if location services are enabled on their phone. <li><li> Facebook contends that providing relevant ads based on a user’s location provides a better experience. <li></ul>

<p class=""><a href="https://www.businessinsider.com/category/facebook?utm_source=intl&utm_medium=ingest" id="a4d55643-053a-394b-a13b-4418c73a7fd9"> Facebook </a> has changed its policy around location data collection and now makes it impossible for users to avoid being tracked for advertisement purposes, according to a <a href="https://gizmodo.com/turning-off-facebook-location-tracking-doesnt-stop-it-f-1831149148" id="debf9826-8a62-3493-ae29-363f48043959"> Gizmodo report on Tuesday </a> .</p>

<p class="">A Facebook spokesperson told Gizmodo that the company does not use WiFi data to track locations for adsif a user has "Location Services" turned off, though it does use IP information, and other information like check-ins and the current city on a user’s profile, regardless.</p>

<p class="">There is no way for people to opt out of using location for ads entirely, the Facebook spokesperson said told Gizmodo.</p>

<p class="">Aleksandra Korolova an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at the University of Southern California <a href="https://medium.com/@korolova/facebooks-illusion-of-control-over-location-related-ad-targeting-de7f865aee78" id="9707585a-4ba5-3119-aab7-8a995d9546e5"> confirmed in a report </a> , also published on Tuesday, that is was indeed impossible to avoid being followed by Facebook.</p>

<p class="">"The Location Controls provided by Facebook give an illusion of control over the data that informs ones ad experience, not actual control,"Korolova said in her report.</p>

<h> Facebook wants to provide a ‘good service’ </h>

<p class="">Taking away the ability for users to keep their location information private is a change of policy for Facebook, which said in a <a href="https://www.facebook.com/business/news/facebook-local-awareness" id="9e4a5b8d-3d1d-3f63-ad4e-f0676f016c09"> blog post back in 2014 </a> that "people have control over the recent location information they share with Facebook and will only see ads based on their recent location if location services are enabled on their phone.</p>

<p class="">According to Gizmodo, Facebook said it would need to update the out-of-date blog post.</p>

<p class=""><strong> Read more: </strong> <a href="https://www.businessinsider.com/facebook-bug-exposed-millions-private-photos-to-third-party-apps-2018-12?utm_source=intl&utm_medium=ingest" id="434d7b5c-cbb5-384f-a792-271d037b1d55"> Facebook’s latest privacy scandal: The private photos of millions of users were accidentally shared with 1,500 apps </a></p>

<p class="">Facebook contends that providing relevant ads based on a user’s location provides a better experience. </p>

<p class="">The company told Gizmodo that it uses location data to "ensure we are providing people with a good servicefrom ensuring they see Facebook in the right language, to making sure that they are shown nearby events and ads for businesses that are local to them.</p>

<p class="">But in an age when online privacy is becoming an increasing concern, wouldn’t complete control over location tracking be the ultimate user experience?</p>

<p class="">Facebook did not immediately respond to Business Insider’s request for comment.</p>

<p class="">NOW WATCH: <a href="https://www.businessinsider.com/best-smartphones-2018-google-pixel-3-iphone-xs-review-2018-12?utm_source=intl&utm_medium=ingest" id="b4e58c9e-6a76-3f62-adbc-b1660c6daffc"> These are the top 7 smartphones of 2018 </a></p>

<p class="">See Also:</p>

<ul><li> <a href="https://www.businessinsider.com/facebook-apple-amazon-netflix-google-political-donations-graph-2018-11?utm_source=intl&utm_medium=ingest">This graph shows 90%% of political donations from Google workers went to the Democrats</a> <li><li> <a href="https://www.businessinsider.com/facebook-kills-building-8-portal-facebook-reality-labs-2018-12?utm_source=intl&utm_medium=ingest">Facebook quietly killed its Building 8 skunkworks unit as it reshuffles its cutting-edge experiments and hardware</a> <li><li> <a href="https://www.businessinsider.com/facebook-privacy-pop-up-new-york-city-photos-2018-12?utm_source=intl&utm_medium=ingest">Facebook hosted a pop-up event in New York City for 1 day only to teach people about privacy. Here’s what it was like to visit</a> <li></ul>

<p class=""><strong> SEE ALSO: <a href="https://www.businessinsider.com/top-tech-ceos-2018-2018-12?utm_source=intl&utm_medium=ingest" id="051ab04d-9c9d-3a1a-a348-5a60002fc53e"> From Elon Musk to Satya Nadella: Here are the 29 top tech CEOs of 2018, according to employees </a> </strong></p>
Source: Sponsored

Comments

comments

Tags:
admin

admin

My name is Jaramike Daniel a blogger with a vision, a programmer in the making, a web developer by hobby and a Nigerian by birth.. My dream is to inspire youths with passion in the tech aspect. I create and design websites for schools, Companies and Organisation... I can be reached through any of my social media listed below or whatsapp on +2348168210251

Leave a Comment

share on: