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Facebook is ‘spying on people who DON’T use it’

It’s no secret that Facebook watches everything you do while you have it open – in order to ‘personalise’ advertising based on your ‘Likes’ and your posts.
Facebook is ‘spying on people who DON’T use it’ - and now it’s in trouble
But what’s less well known is that it tracks people who DON’T use the site, according to French privacy regulators.
Now French privacy authorities have taken a stand against the company – after the law changed about Facebook sending data on its customers to America.
The so-called ‘Safe Harbour’ pact expired last week.
Facebook tracks non-users through a cookie placed on their browser when they visit a Facebook page, the regulator CNIL says.
It also said Facebook uses cookies that collect information then used for advertising – without Internet users’ consent.
The French regulator says Facebook users should have the option of preventing the social network from profiling them in order to serve them personalised ads
Facebook said, ‘Protecting the privacy of the people who use Facebook is at the heart of everything we do. We … look forward to engaging with the CNIL to respond to their concerns.’
The U.S. company was already forced to stop tracking non-users in Belgium last year after the Belgian regulator took it to court.
If Facebook does not comply within three months it could be fined, the regulator said.

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