FACEBOOK MOVES TO TRACK YOUR EVERY MOVEMENT – Companies often track user-data in order to determine activity within their own web architecture and it is an effective way to find out what people are interested in and of course trends of what it and what is not popular.
But now Facebook is set to take tracking their online users to a whole new level by basically creating programs that can track your every move – even when you are not using Facebook.
Facebook executives claim that the data collated will only be used for targeting online advertising and product development however there those who are deeply concerned with user’s online privacy.
Once fully developed Facebook will essentially be able to get inside the heads of their users and learn about their activities outside of Facebook.
“The recorded data could be used for various ends – ranging from product development to targeting advertising more precisely. “Facebook analytics chief Ken Rudin
Facebook and other online giants such as Google have already been accused of supplying user data to the National Security Agency (NSA) and some believe this new analytics development will simply allow Facebook to supply the NSA with even more data – some privacy advocates are saying this is the next step for the Governments intelligence community to further spy on and ultimately control the people.
In a recent survey the U.S public appears indecisive as to whether Edward Snowden is a traitor or a hero – again privacy groups report that the indecisiveness clearly shows just how much of a stronghold U.S intelligence has brainwashed the nation; mainly through continuously keeping people fearful from possible terrorist attack.
Most users view Facebook as a free service but in fact this is nothing more than a smoke-screen. Facebook collates vast amounts of data in which it is then able to use in order to generate billions of dollars in revenue each year – there is no such thing as a free lunch.
With approximately 1 billion users Facebook is a gold mine of personal information which unequivocally makes it a target for the NSA.
Over the years Facebook has successfully managed to collate vast amounts of data from its users, not just in terms of name, date of birth, high school attended and the usual fair but also gain a vast personal insight to each of its users by carefully monitoring what the user posts.
User posts can then be broken down to determine all manner information from your political or religious views right down to when your pet dog was last at the vets – even what you ate the night before.
We often think that posting on Facebook is harmless fun and certainly allows us to let our friends and family know what we are up to but the sinister side to all this activity is that if Facebook is passing this data onto the NSA then it is able to further create campaigns of public fear that are highly targeted and in turn keep the people fearful enough to allow the ever growing controls the Government and its security services want over us.
Recently Facebook announced that it was to open the doors to teen posts. Previously teen posts were never made public but this has all changed. Again, there appears to be something sinister in the way Facebook appears to be complying with the NSA’s need to find out what people are doing; this includes the activities, thoughts and perceptions of our children.
I honestly can’t say I’m a fan of Facebook and I simply use it to post articles that meebal.com has published.
Each time I log in Facebook continuously requests that I fill more of my profile in so that my friends have access to more information. Of course I refrain for it is certainly the case that Facebook wishes to use this information for their personal gain or worse pass it over to the NSA.
Call me an old cynic but Facebook, like Google, has grown to become one of the major holders of personal data and with this becomes a very much coveted asset to the NSA and this makes me not only uncomfortable but also mindful of the information I do provide to these companies.
It is getting to the point where your entire online experience is being tracked and again whether it is, as Facebook purports to increase revenue capabilities, or that the information is being provided to the NSA I remain skeptical and will remain vigilant.
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