This Is How Facebook Is Tracking Your Internet Activity

Monday, September 10, 2012
By Paul Martin

Samantha Felix
BusinessInsider.com
Sept. 9, 2012

Facebook really is watching your every move online.

In testing out a new diagnostic tool called Abine DNT+, we noticed that Facebook has more than 200 “trackers” watching our internet activity.

Abine defines trackers as “a request that a webpage tries to make your browser perform that will share information intended to record, profile, or share your online activity.” The trackers come in the shape of cookies, Javascript, 1-pixel beacons, and Iframes.

Cookies are tiny bits of software that web pages drop onto your device that identify you anonymously but nonetheless signal useful behavior about your background interests to advertisers who might want to target you.

Critics call this spying. Advertisers call it targeting.

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