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Mark Stalkerberg? Facebook Admits That It Tracks Your Mouse Movements

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In a 225-page document responding to a set of 2,000 questions by the US Senate Committee on Judiciary, Facebook admitted that it collects information from and about computers, phones, and connected devices, including mouse, that users use with its various services and that it combines this information to give users a personalized content.

Facebook said that it tracks mouse movements to help its algorithm distinguish between humans and bots.

Tracking mouse movements also helps the social media giant, which has been under fire for its data privacy practices, to also determine if the window is foregrounded or backgrounded.

The social networking platform also admitted that it collects information about operating systems, hardware, software versions, battery levels, signal strength, available storage space, Bluetooth signals, file names and types, device Ids, browser and browser plugins.

Originally via India Today

Data security is a modern age myth. In the recent times, tech giants, particularly Facebook, have been accused of aggressively and extensively harnessing user data. And now Facebook has just admitted how efficient it is at the task.

See the original article at https://www.indiatoday.in/technology/news/story/facebook-confirms-that-it-tracks-how-you-move-mouse-on-the-computer-screen-1258189-2018-06-12

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