Mostly sensationalist fodder. Almost all companies want to track user habits on their website in order to see how it is being utilized. This is standard in the world of metrics. Just about every site you go to records your visitation path and that information is in turn analyzed and influences the direction of how that website could evolve in the future.
And honestly, I'm sure the FB message database is encrypted pretty well, just like any other high-profile company. And I would assume they have safeguards from letting unauthorized employees in there. (I would hope, anyway.)
that seems like an obscenely large amount of data to collect and maintain, i understand tracking app visits and games played but i think tracking what profiles you visit would explode into a massive file very quickly, google only stores about 2% of the data that passes through them and thats still an obscenely large amount, with facebooks growth rate it cant be done.
Hey coolit, you are an utter fool. Facebook tracks and records EVERYTHING your computer does. Not just what you do on facebook. It copies all your cookies on your computer every time you log on to facebook.
It doesn't create copies of every bit of data you access! Duh! It only creates a record of your queries, so to speak. Not a large amoount of data. If they got room for all your photos and videos, they sure as hell got room for a goddam mouse click, LOL!
[citation][nom]loomis86[/nom]Hey coolit, you are an utter fool. Facebook tracks and records EVERYTHING your computer does. Not just what you do on facebook. It copies all your cookies on your computer every time you log on to facebook.[/citation]
Not according to this anonymous source- "Facebook tracks your every move on the website."
But I'm sure you know more than this person. And there's always your tinfoil hat will protect you no matter what.
I've read a couple other articles regarding facebook privacy from places other than toms. I might be able to find some links.
I got a little too emotional on my previous posts. But dangit! I get torqed off when people are naive about this stuff. It boils my blood to see an ostrich stick his head in the sand or a pacifist turn the other cheek. That actually upsets me more than the injustice does.