Facebook Monitors Customer's Locations

Facebook Monitors Customer's Locations

Posted on Dec 19, 2019

Facebook has also admitted that it monitors its customers' locations even when its tracking services are turned off.

In response to a letter from US senators, Facebook said that users' location data is used for various purposes such as displaying ads, content on the news feed and safety checks, etc.

Facebook has revealed that even if the location services are turned off by the user, their location details are tracked and such an IP address is possible.

In such cases, location details are obtained with the help of an IP address or other network information, the company said.

The company acknowledges that such data may be inaccurate at times, for example, the IP address that a wireless carrier receives over a mobile will only indicate the city or region where it is connected to the device network, The IP address of the computer connected to the company's network may be connected to the business offices, which is why the IP addresses are likely to have location data errors.

But the company also said that the IP address definitely determines which area or city the customer is in.

This letter was sent to US Senator Josh Hoole on November 19, 2019, by Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg.
It is understood that Facebook is often criticized for consumer privacy issues, especially since the Cambridge Analytica scandal has prompted action in several countries.

Mark Zuckerberg appeared before US and European lawmakers to answer questions while also facing fines

Mian Tajamul

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