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Facebook Is Giving Your Shadow Content To Advertisers

• http://www.shtfplan.com, Mac Slavo

The social media giant is using a hidden layer of details they have stored about you.  Gizmodo has come to call this: "shadow contact information."

You might assume that you could go to your Facebook profile and look at your "contact and basic info" page to see what email addresses and phone numbers are associated with your account, and thus what advertisers can use to target you. But as is so often the case with this highly efficient data-miner posing as a way to keep in contact with your friends, it's going about it in a less transparent and more invasive way.

Facebook is not content to use the contact information you willingly put into your Facebook profile for advertising. It is also using contact information you handed over for security purposes and contact information you didn't hand over at all, but that was collected from other people's contact books, a hidden layer of details Facebook has about you that I've come to call "shadow contact information."

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