EU: Facebook monitors users against their will
According to a new report by the Belgian Commission for security, Facebook continues to monitor online behavior of consumers, even when they specifically chose this does not happen. Carried out by the EU study shows that Facebook collects information about sites visited even by users who are not logged into Facebook, your profile are disabled or have never registered in the social network.
According to the report cookies used to monitor sites visited, installed locally on your computer and remain there even after complete deactivation Facebook account. Some sites like OkCupid, MySpace and official page on MTV install cookies even if site visitors are never registered in Facebook. Changing the settings for monitoring does not help – the researchers found that in this case your computer is installed different from the main cookies that continue to monitor your online activity. According to a comparative study, this does not happen in the US. Facebook responded with a detailed explanation of “factual inaccuracies” in the report and said that the committee that it has drawn up, refused meetings and discussions with representatives of the social network.