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Facebook points finger at Google and Twitter for data collection

Techcrunch ------- ‘Other companies suck in your data too’ Facebook explained in many, many words today with a blog post detailing how it gathers information about you from around the web. Facebook product management director David Baser wrote “Twitter, Pinterest and LinkedIn all have similar Like and Share buttons to help people share things on 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 multiple companies each time you visit them”. Describing how Facebook receives cookies, IP address, and browser info about users from other sites, he noted “when you see a YouTube video on a site that’s not YouTube, it tells your browser to request the video from YouTube. YouTube then sends it to you.” To learn more click on the picture below to read the article.

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