In August 2019 a setting was revealed how much Facebook has been stalking you as you used other apps even if it does not require you to log in via Facebook!
Yes, we would assume that Facebook would only track our online activity from their app and possibly apps/sites that allow Facebook log in. However, after checking on some the tracker, we found that they were also able to get information from our other apps that did not have any connection with their platform.
It says on the settings, “Off-Facebook activity includes information that businesses and organizations share with us about your interactions with them, such as visiting their apps or websites.”
Our screenshots were taken on April 20, 2020 and it shows that several of the apps we’ve used have sent info to Facebook on April 16 & 17, 2020.
What is scary is that two of the apps that we have encircled are not logged in via Facebook and one of them is a financial institution. We don’t know what 20+ activities PayMaya sent but only financial transactions are done through their app.
Another scary part is when we saw the V380 Pro giving information to Facebook as well. The V380 Pro is an app that is connected to your CCTV camera made in China, with a company 广州市宏视电子技术有限公司 based in Guangzhou, China. As you may know, the Chinese government requires all companies to give them access to any data or pretty much anything. We’ll leave the rest to your imagination as you look into your camera if you have bought one.
However, this is nothing new after the Cambridge Analytica Scandal. Facebook CEO, Mark Zuckerberg did promise a “Clear History” function, where we can simply remove the information the company receives from their partners to track and target you for ads.
Click here on how you can turn off your Off-Facebook Activity tracker. Please note it will have to be turned on should you log back in on the app that requires Facebook log in.