Facebook collects the data of non-facebook users as well, Mark Zuckerberg

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So for those of us who have that anger, it was less than reassuring to have Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg reveal in testimony before Congress that he didn't know key details of a 2011 consent decree with the Federal Trade Commission that requires Facebook to protect user privacy.

"We've got to fix that", said U.S. Representative Ben Luján. Zuckerberg did not respond. The notification is shown right at the beginning of the News Feed redirecting you to Apps and Websites section in the settings and checking for the access they have to your information.

"This kind of data collection is fundamental to how the internet works", Facebook told Reuters in a statement.

When a user visits a website, the web browser has to share some amount of user data with them such as IP address so it knows where to send the data and the OS (operating system) it is running on as the layout and content varies from one OS to another. However, if that's not what you want after all, then scroll down and disable location services on an app-by-app basis, including Facebook.

We've explained how to download all the information Facebook has on you, a sensible precaution to take if you're planning to #DeleteFacebook. And Amazon, Google and Twitter all offer login features.

The data was not sold by Facebook to the firm, rather a personality test developed by Aleksandr Kogan, a University of Cambridge psychology professor and data scientist, collected and sold the data of 87 million users to Cambridge Analytica, according to a March 19 Channel 4 News documentary. Of the $11.4 million spent on Zuckerberg in 2017, CNBC reported, $US7.3 ($9) million went to his home and travel security arrangement, which includes bodyguards. A dataset called Ads contains a list of "Advertisers who uploaded a contact list with your info."That will contain a few political campaigns and theaters you'd expect to see, but scores more that will shock and concern you".

Facebook said it has partnered with BOOM, an independent digital journalism initiative certified through the International Fact-Checking Network, for a pilot in Karnataka. Facebook uses cookies to collect non-users data, but people can't really opt out.

"Providing our services to these sites or apps; improving safety and security on Facebook; and enhancing our own products and services", Baser said.

Facebook has always been a prerequisite for signing up for the service, along with competitors like Tinder, created to help verify identities, offer common friends and expedite registration.

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