When you use Facebook, do you only use Facebook? No, we all like multi-tasking. We chat, post pictures, like, comment, read other people’s post’s but at the same time we listen to music, play games and sometimes we visit other websites/apps or shop online. So if you are like me and use other websites simultaneously then it might be the case that Facebook is peeping into your privacy!
But the most important reason why cookies are used? Is because it provides fortune to companies like Facebook. Cookies allow Facebook ad other social media to help deliver ads to people like you, who have previously visited a business’s website, purchased its products or used its apps. So simply speaking Facebook spies on you, takes account of every website and app you use and turns it into a multi-million dollar business. No wonder why Facebook is so successful?!
Now that Facebook has expanded its kingdom by adding WhatsApp to its territory. It has, even more, people to spy on. And by spying, I mean more cookies which will indeed make more profits. But “all that shines is not gold” holds true for Facebook in this case, because as it tried getting more customers, it just got sued in the courts of various countries for stealing peoples privacy.
the German privacy regulator in Hamburg ordered Facebook to cease collecting and storing the data of users of internet messaging company WhatsApp. The Hamburg authorities believe that Facebook, which owns WhatsApp, has already stored the personal data of about 35 million WhatsApp users. The German regulator also ordered Facebook to delete this existing data from their servers.
Now that might hurt!