We know everyone is tracking us on the web. Knowing a seeing, however, can really make a difference. Facebook’s new Off Facebook Activity shows who is capturing data on you using Facebook. It’s alarming to say the least.
The information is somewhat buried: Settings > Your Facebook Information > Off Facebook Activity. Personally, 807 companies tracking me! It is eye-opening.
But what do they know about me – other than I like to dream about travel, clothes and read about topics of interest… well, this is where it gets even more ‘creepy.’
Not ready to delete your account. I do recommend you spend some time going through these settings.
1- Review your ad settings at a minimum. Where are they pulling this information, who are they sharing it with? For example, do you want your friends to know you like a company based on their ad?
2- What topics do you see?! What companies are displaying?