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Facebook points the finger at Google and Twitter: they also collect data

"Other companies are also using your data," Facebook explained in a blog post explaining how it collects information from people and from across the web. Facebook points the finger at other web giants

"Other companies also use your data", explained Facebook in a blog post explaining how it collects information about people and from all over the web. Facebook points the finger at other big names on the web, in short, Facebook points its finger at Google, Twitter, LinkedIn and other social media. Mal mal common half joy?

Facebook points the finger at Twitter, Pinterest, Google and LinkedIn

David Baser, director of Facebook product management, wrote: "Twitter, Pinterest and LinkedIn they all have buttons I like it is Share to help people share things about their services. Google has a popular analytics service and Amazon, Google and Twitter all offer login features. These companies, and many others, also offer advertising services. In fact, most websites and apps send the same information to more companies every time you visit them."Describing how Facebook receives cookies, IP address and user browser information from other sites, he stressed that" when you see a YouTube video on a site that does not YouTube, you tell your browser to request the video from YouTube. YouTube then sends it to you. "

It seems that Facebook is tired of being a target, the only target. The statements "like them" at the end of the description of the opaque data collection practices could have tried to normalize their behavior, but they were also a bit mean.

Facebook and data collection of ghost profiles

The blog post fails to answer one of the biggest lines of questions for which the CEO of Facebook was questioned Mark Zuckerberg in Congress a few days ago. Zuckerberg was asked by Representative Ben Lujan if Facebook builds "shadow profiles?Of target users of the announcements also on those who are not direct users.

Facebook: not only do we collect data

The post in question simply notes that "When you visit a site or an app that uses our services, we receive information even if you are disconnected or you do not have a Facebook account. This is because other apps and sites don't know who is using Facebook. Many companies offer these types of services and, like Facebook, also receive information from the apps and sites they use. "

Facebook has many questions that it still needs to answer about this practice, since most of the data and privacy controls are accessible only to registered users.

The double standard of data privacy

The Cambridge Analytica scandal emerged because Facebook not able to enforce its policies that prohibit developers from sharing or selling data they extract from users. However, it is unclear whether Apple and Google do better in this area. And while Facebook lets users give their friends' names and interests to Dr. Aleksandr Kogan, which granted them at Cambridge Analytica, the iOS and Android apps regularly ask you to give them the phone numbers of your friends, but it still hasn't caused mass reactions in this case.

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