If you recently logged in to your Facebook account, you might already noticed a notification that “Facebook is Updating Their Terms & Policies again in upcoming 2015″.
Now Facebook Collects All Information About You
In 2015, Facebook collects information that you provide while signing up an account on Facebook, communicating, sharing, or messaging with others. For instance, you share a photo with your friends so, Facebook would collect information about the location of that photo or the time or date at which it was created.
Besides, it collects information about how you utilize its services including the kinds of content you engage, duration, and frequency of your activities. As it would collect information to which people and groups, you are connected and how frequently you interact with them. Moreover, if you make any financial transaction on Facebook (purchasing or making a donation etc.), it collects your payment information including debit card or credit card number, billing, contact details, shipping information etc.
On the other side, it would also collect information as how other people communicate with you. For instance, it collects all information when your friends send a message or share a photo with you. Not the least, it would also collect information about your device including phones, computers etc. by which you access its services. For instance, it would collect information about your device attributes including operating system, device settings, battery, hardware version, software names, GPS, Wi-Fi signals, Bluetooth, language, time zone, IP address, browser type, mobile number etc.
Overall, Facebook knows about you and your activities that you will do on Facebook.
Now You Have More Control Over Facebook Ads
With the updated policies and terms of Facebook, it has become easier for you to see the ads of your interests and opt out ads that you do not want to see ever.
Regardless of using multiple browsers or devices, the ads viewing settings will apply and remain same across all the devices (Phone, computer, laptop etc.) that you use to access Facebook. So, you have to make a single choice about the ads viewing settings and that choice will automatically apply to every accessible device.
You Can Do Privacy Checkups in a While
Now, you can easily check the privacy of any post that you are going to share with your friends. At the time of sharing any post, a pop up would alert and ask about your privacy settings, as either you want to share this post with friends or public. Overall, it would be easier to overview the privacy settings within seconds.
Hope these Facebook updates or changes would improve your experience. As these updates are meant to protect your information while offering meaningful privacy controls. So, enjoy the new privacy controls.