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Study claims Facebook tracks you even if you don’t have an account or logged off


Out of the 34 Android apps analysed between August and December 2018, 23 were found to send data to Facebook the moment a user launched the apps. — AFP

Out of the 34 Android apps analysed between August and December 2018, 23 were found to send data to Facebook the moment a user launched the apps. — AFP

Privacy International, a Britain-based organisation that promotes and defends the right to privacy worldwide, released a study which claims that Facebook collected data on users who don’t even own Facebook accounts.
 
It conducted the study in the wake of Facebook’s scandal in March last year, where the data of some 87 million of its users were obtained without their knowledge by London-based data firm Cambridge Analytica and was reportedly used to deliver pro-Donald Trump material to Facebook users during the 2016 US elections.

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