Facebook is now tracking what searches you’ve made

 

 

Facebook is now tracking what searches you’ve made and displaying it in your activity log.

Facebook is now tracking what searches you’ve made and displaying it in your activity log. In addition to any other activity tracked on your profile, Facebook has added search activity to your log (you can read the log by clicking the “Activity Log” button at the top of your profile). The devs are rolling out the additional activity tracking in the next few weeks. Facebook remind users that your friends don’t get to see the log. But, the activities on the log have different privacy settings. You can set those using the icons to the right of each activity. “Just as you can choose to delete any of your posts, you can use the same inline control on Activity Log to remove any of your searches at any time,” -M.Zuckerberg. “It’s important to remember that no one else can see your Activity Log, including your search activity.” Facebook do not say if the new tracking would help tailor future search results. They doesn’t share any details on its search or news feed systems either, but recording your search activity shows how Facebook is paying more attention to its search tool.  We all should be concerned by this kind of aggressive evolution, especially when it’s about our personal data.

More informations to come in a few days…

 -Jay

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