Off-Facebook activity is a summary of activity that businesses and organizations share with us about your interactions, such as visiting their apps or websites. They use our Business Tools, like Facebook Login or Facebook Pixel, to share this information with us.
Basically, Facebook is collecting your personal data even when Facebook is closed on your phone.
Facebook knows if you are looking at articles on publish0x, watching videos on youtube, or ordering coffee on Starbucks app to get through the day.
"Off-Facebook activity" is a tool you can use to see how Facebook is stalking you... kind of.
I don't use Facebook much but I was curious what kind of data they got on me.
What can you do to fight back Facebook's surveillance?
- Go to "Off-Facebook Activity" page and "Clear History" and tell them to disconnect data from your account.
- Go to "More Options" -> "Manage Future Activity"
- And click "Manage Future Activity" link.
- And turn off "Future Off-Facebook Activity" -> "Turn Off"
Also "Ad Preferences" need to be checked at.
- Go to "Your ad Preferences" page and set "Ads based on data from partners" to "Not allowed".
Adjusting settings and disconnecting information from your profile won't stop Facebook from collecting your personal data from their business partners, but Facebook won't use the collected data and you will be less likely to be manipulated... hopefully.
One thing still doesn't make sense to me is that I have switched all my browsers (desktop, laptop, mobile) to Brave browser and I have been using it for a few months now.
But these recent activities Facebook had on me is from Brave?
I thought Brave browser was more private and secure and blocks web trackers...🤔
Have you reviewed your "Off-Facebook Activity" yet?