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Facebook is probably tracking you whether you use it or not - and it doesn't really give you a choice

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Facebook collects data on non-users and logged out users alike, a company representative acknowledged Monday in a blog post.
Non-users can't opt out of this data collection, but it isn't used to target them with ads, a spokeswoman said.
Logged-out users can opt out of ad targeting based on their off-Facebook activities - but not the data collection.
Even if you've never signed up for Facebook or have logged out of your account, the social networking company is likely tracking your virtual movements - and it doesn't offer any way for you to opt out.
Facebook tracks users who...
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Facebook is using 'dishonest and manipulative' tactics to get EU users to agree to facial recognition, critics say

Facebook is using 'dishonest and manipulative' tactics to get EU users to agree to facial recognition, critics say

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Facebook is asking some users in Europe to consent to the use of facial recognition technology.
But the social network has been accused by privacy experts by asking for permission in a "fundamentally dishonest and manipulative way."
The request comes ahead of sweeping new privacy regulation in the EU.
Facebook is being criticised by privacy activists for how it's allegedly manipulating some of its Eureopean users to consent to its use of facial recognition in photos and videos. It's a hot-button issue, as sweeping new EU privacy legislation requires Facebook...
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