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  • Facebook Ads know my birthday


    My birthday isn't shown on my Facebook Timeline. Only friends can view my birthday. But how do Facebook Ads know how old I am?


  • #2
    It's no secret that there's big money to be made in violating your privacy. Companies will pay big bucks to learn more about you, and service providers on the web are eager to get their hands on as much information about you as possible.
    Everyone's Trying to Track What You Do on the Web: Here's How to Stop Them
    Your life is an open book to them, Kinda scary, right?


    • #3

      Until now, I just always assumed that they were really good at guessing that I was
      1. male
      2. single
      3. Canadian
      But now to see my actual age in an ad concerns me.

      The article you mentioned basically said to delete my cookies after I log out, which makes using Facebook a real pain (having to log in every time).

      I wish there was an easy way to find out which Facebook cookies were used in Ads, so that I could block those, and not have to block the login cookie.



      • #4
        The recent news has a lot more shocking scary things, It's like the real life sequel to 'Enemy of the State (1998)'
        Both international governments and the world's biggest tech companies are in crisis following the leaking of documents that suggest the US government was able to access detailed records of individual smartphone and internet activity, via a scheme called Prism.
        BBC News - What does Prism tell us about privacy protection?
        Last edited by suwunk; 2013-06-10, 08:48 AM.