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The value of your privacy on Social Media

The Facebook records precise geologication information of every post that has been posted, including videos and photographs.

Privacy on Social Media? there’s always diplomacy behind every free-service offered to you, the free-service you receive from Facebook or Google is not a free-service. In other words, if you’re not buying any product or service then you are their product.

The Facebook collect detailed information about you, your every log-in, every like, every post, every chat message even if you deleted. The Facebook records precise geologication information of every post that has been posted, including videos and photographs.

The Facebook is doing all of this, so, it can target users with advertisements more accurately as per their online activities, online behavior or interests. Therefore, the Facebook want to collect as much information of its users as it can, that is, your preferences, your page likes, your purchases, your religious and political affiliations, in order to push suitable advertisements.

Secondly, intelligence agencies want to do the very same thing, so in consequence, they’re mutually reinforced.

READ MORE: Legal Risk for Social Media Users in UAE

We, the users, willingly give all the data to the Facebook whatever it want to collect about us, in order to receive the service Facebook provides.

Social media companies like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc. want us to spend more time on their platform so they can make more profits from advertisements pushed on us.

Once you are logged in on Facebook, Twitter, or Google and you stay logged in then you are on their tab whatever you do on other websites with a Facebook like button or Twitter share button or alike. You’re are on tracking whenever you visit a website with such buttons. Our website, Mudawwana.com, too have such buttons, hence, if you’re logged in then you’re on social media tracking. These companies know that you visits this website even if you do not click on their buttons, they are notified that you visit this web page. Therefore, if you do not want to be tracked then try to logged-off before visiting other websites.

What information you have for their advertising business?

  • Where you live and places you visits,
  • to whom you contact frequently,
  • to whom you are friend with,
  • What religious and political affiliation you disclosed,
  • What types of posts you shares, likes,
  • what products or pages you like, etc..

All these information are enough for market research study to specialized

For market research study, there are so many companies specialized in market research making millions of dollars from such private information about people in a particular location. Therefore, you can now imagine the value of your private information you are disclosing on the Facebook publicly or privately.

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Arif Mohammad

I'm a blogger and a content writer @Mudawwana.com from the Middle East's perspective hovering the Middle East and the Beyond. Studied Medieval Arab-Islamic History (TAUx), Constitutional & Legal Islamic History (University of Copenhagen), Counter-Terrorism Studies (GUx - Goergetown). Also, pursued Professional Diploma in Nutrition (European accreditation) for personal nutrition.

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