I have nothing to do with Facebook for the simple reason that members of Facebook have a long history of being tracked and data mined to death. I really don’t want any part of that. But if Facebook has its way, I will have no choice. You see, the news is out that Facebook is starting to track and toss ads at non Facebook users on the Internet:
“Publishers and app developers have some users who aren’t Facebook users,” Andrew Bosworth, vice president of Facebook’s ads and business platform, tells the Journal. “We think we can do a better job powering those ads.”
Now if you don’t want to be part of this, here’s what you need to do. If you don’t have a Facebook account, you can opt-out through Digital Advertising Alliance in the United States and Canada, and the European Interactive Digital Adverting Alliance in Europe. But I think the point is why is Facebook being this aggressive? Of course it’s all about the almighty dollar for them. But I think it crosses a line when they start going after people who don’t even consent to have their every move tracked, monitored, and monetized.