Facebook is one of the world’s biggest advertising platforms, and that’s because it knows a lot about you, me, and everyone.
Facebook uses many tools to track people across the Internet, whether they have an account with the social networking site or not, and most of them rely on the online activity data other apps and websites share with Facebook.
Everything we do online generates an extensive amount of behavioral data, from buying clothes to looking for hotels, which apps and websites often share with advertising companies, allowing them to build more accurate profiles of your interests and needs.
However, after facing worldwide criticism over privacy and data breach controversies, Facebook last summer announced a privacy tool, called Off-Facebook Activity, which gives users more control of their data collected by Facebook.
Starting today on Data Privacy Day 2020, the Off-Facebook Activity feature is now available to every user around the world, which was initially made only available to users in Ireland, South Korea, and Spain for testing.
Initially introduced as “Clear History,” the tool offers users a clear summary of what information Facebook holds on you based on other apps you used or websites you’ve visited and also lets you delete it from your account if you want to.
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