In an eerie Facebook tech that reveals what you’re talking and even thinking about

FACEBOOK is a data monster, but many of us might not realize just how much the tech giant knows — and how it gets all this juicy information.

Data is at the heart of the social network, allowing it to target each and every one of us with ads that are eerily close to our tastes and interests.

Facebook has almost 3 billion users

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Facebook has almost 3 billion usersPhoto credit: Getty

How is Mark Zuckerberg’s company doing?

The first part you need to know is that the data Facebook uses doesn’t just come from its own platform.

It gathers information from across the web using cookies.

The moment you create an account, you agree to the privacy policy, which makes it legal for the company to collect data.

This can range from names and dates of birth to how you interact with others and the groups you join.

These areas alone can reveal a lot about what you’re into.

The company learns even more about the Facebook app.

Like any app, it can tell what phone you’re using, but it can also see Wi-Fi networks you join.

What does Facebook do with my data?

With all this data, Facebook can get a pretty good picture of who you are.

It’s so intelligent that you might feel like it can predict what you like and don’t like before you even realize it yourself.

All of these data points are anonymized and are constantly being improved as you work online.

Some experts say Facebook’s algorithms know you better than they know themselves, reports Android Police.

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It’s worth noting that Facebook isn’t alone in this sort of thing – the only difference is that it has an advantage over most because it has so many users on its own platform, which makes their knowledge of you that little bit better.

Luckily, there are ways you can stop Facebook and other tech giants from tracking you.

Meta also owns Instagram and WhatsApp

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Meta also owns Instagram and WhatsAppPhoto credit: Getty
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