I don’t have Facebook; why are they tracking me? 7 months ago [deleted] Facebook basically wants to know everything about everyone, just like Google. Doesn’t really matter if you have an account or not, they still want to know everything. Many websites you visit and apps you use are selling user data to Facebook and Google. Reply Brutal Reply Facebook and Google goingfull paranoid crackhead mode. Reply I worked as web developer years ago and they always implemented Facebook Pixel on it. Facebook don’t pay you anything. But you get tracking “for free” on your website Reply There aught to be laws...oh wait, if they help get and keep said party in power, perhaps said party will return the favour and allow business as usual. Reply Question do these sites share text input user input Reply Shitty American capitalism makes this possible. Reply Facebook trackers are everywhere. You should block all of Facebook's servers using a PiHole or similar DNS blocking system. Reply [удалено] Reply I like NextDNS. It’s like pihole as a service. Works good on your phone too… away from home. Reply I blocked some trackers and now my 0 comission bank account webpage doesn't work. Now I know how they make their money. Reply [удалено] Reply You can setup Next DNS. I find it good, maybe it will help me in securing my data Reply That’s what Lockdown Privacy app is for : you can block Facebook.com domain. Reply [удалено] Reply I recently went in to finally delete my Facebook and noticed a new section I'd never seen before which listed data about apps I was using. I didn't have Facebook on my phone, yet Facebook somehow knew I'd started playing Legends of Runeterra, despite never linking Facebook to that game or anything. Reply The FAFSA had Facebook trackers until very recently. It's not gonna be just one app—the whole Internet is in on it. Reply I read somewhere that going forward ; if you sign up for websites; apps; etc. when you put in your name; put in the name of the app; website: etc as your middle name; and then you can see who is selling your information - I have tried it - it works. Passing along. Reply do this with email addresses as well. you'd be surprised who is giving your info away (like, my landlord?? lol :/) Reply Use plus addressing in emails. For emails, everything from the plus to the next . is ignored. So, Joe Bloggs can sign up for shoddysite.com with the address: Reply This is a great idea! Reply What do you mean? What would you notice going on in advertisements afterwards? Reply When I was debloating my new phone through ADB, there were three apps that I saw there, even though I never installed Facebook on my phone : Reply This is what I was about to say, glad someone beat me to it. They are marked as system level apps, if you go to apps and turn on “show system apps” then search Facebook, all FB apps should show and you can disable them without abd and they haven’t turned back on for me… but ABD removing them completely definitely gives more peace of mind I just hadn’t gotten around to it yet Reply I’ve had the app installed for less than an hour and there are over 244 (and counting) trackers trying to communicate from my device - wtf. And this is all legal ? Great ; the future is gonna be awesome. Reply It doesn't matter if it is legal. Companies are not held accountable. Fines are so ridiculously low that they are just a minor cost of business to them. Reply [удалено] Reply Which app? Reply Which is why my phone is always on custom battery saving mode. It cuts tons of background stuff with barely no work. Reply Api2.branch.io is going nuts behind firewall. Reply No, It's not. Regardless of tech. Reply If you have a Samsung, they all come preinstalled with Facebook and you can’t remove it, just disable it. Though I’ve read a few places it disables the app, not all telemetry. Reply I see you are getting into privacy. I would suggest reading some Reply If you have an Android phone, you can completely uninstall system apps with ADB. Samsung phones have Facebook/Meta apps baked in their phones. Uninstalling with ADB can get rid of those apps. Reply Lots of apps on many platforms, and websites use facebook’s analytics. Block it. If it breaks the app delete it. Reply Apps that are totally unrelated to Facebook install Facebook provided android and ios libraries. Reply Ya the Terms of Service is where you sign in blood. Reply even temp mail app betrayed me Reply Facebook builds a profile of everyone they can. If you don't have an account they create a shadow profile for you. Reply this is actually a great summary of why privacy matters beyond the stupid argument of "got anything to hide?". well done Reply This is nuts Reply Facebook: that's a known strategy of them. Reply My VPN has setting to Block, FB, Google, Amazon, Crypto mining, Fingerprinting and Email tracking. I can even play free games without ads. Reply Post has been up for 2 hours my count of blocked trackers is now approaching 644; there is no way any website app whatever would need to track me for 644 times in 2 hours lmao ; is there ? Or maybe every blocked attempt means an attempt to transmit or sell data ? Reply It's because they retry the connection when blocked. It may have only connected once per day or something normally, but when you block it then they tend to retry constantly. Reply What app are you viewing this telemetry on? Reply We live inside surveillance capitalism and techno-feudalism. Reply Too many devices come with Facebook installed. Any device that has it installed will have these sorts of things happen. Reply FB does stuff for targeted advertising offsite too. For example, they can use the embedded like button people put on some pages for tracking. Reply Facebook is actively tracking my bank transactions when Im on my Bank's app. Reply [удалено] Reply [удалено] Reply Well... if you install DuckDuckGo's App Tracking Protection you might just find how Facebook are far from the only ones doing this Reply I used to use duck duck go browser but it was crazy slow. Reply DuckDuckGo is no longer trustworthy though. They started to censor certain sites Reply Stop using a smart phone. Problem solved. I know it sounds unrealistic but it's the only way. Reply Unfortunately this is fact. Reply I visited offices of a data security company. Nobody uses smartphones, they had old Nokia phones. They had tablets for surfing the net, and for mails. Reply Facebook and Google are basically your psychopathic stalker ex. Reply You may not have Facebook, but Facebook has you. And ultimately that's what really matters. Reply You know thinking about this more I find it - predatory. Reply It could be a web page that's still open in your browser. There are ad trackers in web pages, like google ads and facebook pixel. They can also exist in emails and a few other places. Reply I think the question we all have is how can block it? Reply Oh sweet summer child... you must be new here. Welcome. Reply thats facebook. Reply My mother once asked me this after learning how to look at her cookies. My answer to her, "because you're online and they've monitized nearly the entire internet." Reply You have an app installed that is using the graph api from facebook as part of it. Reply Something is using a Facebook service/api. Probably any game you have with a Facebook login option. Reply It's because other apps use facebook analytics on their app. It lets app devs know more about their user. Reply The world needs a GDPR... Reply Ya big time; I don’t think Capitalism will allow for this. Reply graph.facebook.com Reply When you say this I think this is why there was a huge delay from Android 9. Every Android device would have at one time had Android 9 (at the time it was running) this was the rock upon which the foundation was built. So I believe this is how Google justifies the data collection; I don’t think they can control it - and they like that way. Reply Facebook builds 'shadow profiles' on people who aren't actually facebook users. Reply Graph is an API designed to get data in and out of the Facebook platform. Reply Honestly that’s the main reason I use apple. The app tracking blockage feature very effective across all the applications and browsers. Reply It’s not like Facebook is hacking or spying you. The thing is that all apps have these trackers to send events to Facebook and Google so that they can target ads based on your behavior. It’s simple as that, I understand this “FACEBOOK EVIL” thing but this is truly not the case. I work with digital marketing and it’s just that ALL apps collect data for Facebook Ads and Google Ads so that they can show you relevant ads later down the road. Reply I work in tech and am well aware of how the adtech stack works, so I feel comfortable saying this: Reply Still though; it does not leave me with a good feeling ; I find this unnecessary. Reply Where have you been? It's alright, we know where you've been... Reply Every page that has the Facebook "like" button is tracking you. Use VPNs and TOR. Reply Well not having fb is a red flag nowadays. No kidding. Reply No it's not Reply ya its a red flag that you're under 40 Reply What are you, 55? Reply How ? Reply can you share the app link, I would like to check it as well Reply https://apps.apple.com/ca/app/lockdown-privacy/id1469783711 Reply [удалено] Reply When i think back to the past ; I remember on the advent of the internet ; companies always reminding people they can access their website, services; etc. by signing in w Facebook- now ; we have this - every Facebook member should be relieved to know they will never have to pay for Facebook. Ugh. Reply Can anyone recommend a privacy app for android? Reply Use Blokada5 and block it.