This are the information Facebook secretly collect from users

When Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testified before Congress in
April in the aftermath of the Cambridge Analytica scandal, he said
he’d have his team follow up on questions he couldn’t answer in
full during the hearing.
On Monday, Congress released a massive document with written
answers to those questions. These responses were a good
reminder that Facebook records a ton of information about you,
including:
1 information from “computers, phones, connected TVs, and other
web-connected devices,” as well as your “internet service provider
or mobile operator”
2 “mouse movements” on your computer
3 “app and file names” (and the types of files) on your devices
4 whether the browser window with Facebook open is
“foregrounded or backgrounded,” and time, frequency, and duration
of activities
5 information about “nearby Wi-Fi access points, beacons, and
cell towers” and “signal strength” to triangulate your location
(“Connection information like your IP address or Wi-Fi connection
and specific location information like your device’s GPS signal help
us understand where you are,” said a Facebook spokesperson.)
6 information “about other devices that are nearby or on their
network”
7 “battery level”
8 “available storage space”
9 installed “plugins”
10 “connection speed”
11 “purchases [users] make” on off-Facebook websites
12 contact information “such as an address book” and, for
Android users, “call log or SMS log history” if synced, for finding
“people they may know” (Here’s how to turn off contact uploading
or delete contacts you’ve uploaded.)
13 information “about how users use features like our
camera” (The Facebook spokesperson explained, “In order to
provide features like camera effects, we receive what you see
through camera, send to our server, and generate a mask/filter.”)
14 “location of a photo or the date a file was created” through the
file’s metadata
15. information through your device’s settings, such as “GPS
location, camera, or photos”
16 information about your “online and offline actions” and
purchases from third-party data providers
17 “device IDs, and other identifiers, such as from games, apps or
accounts users use”
18 “when others share or comment on a photo of them, send a
message to them, or upload, sync or import their contact
information”
Facebook sucks up a lot of personal data about you when you use
Facebook, are around other people’s devices with Facebook
installed, and when you sign into third-party apps or other devices
(like your TV) with Facebook.
It’s fairly common for websites and apps to track things like
mouse movements (that’s how Google’s “reCapcha”/”I am not a
robot” verification works) or location. But Facebook is unique in
how much it collects from the devices you use and the websites
you visit when you’re not on Facebook, using a small piece of
Javascript code called the Facebook Pixel and the “like” and
“share” embed buttons on websites. This device and off-Facebook
browsing information all feeds Facebook’s brain, in addition to
even more personal information, such as facial recognition data
and user-provided profile information like religious or political
views.
In its written responses to Congress, Facebook dispelled the theory
that the app is listening to your conversations by tapping into your
device’s microphone, stating that the app “does not engage in
these practices or capture data from a microphone or camera
without consent.” But when asked, as a follow-up question, if it
would commit to not doing so, it dodged the question, by referring
to the previous statement.
Facebook did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

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