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Can your Free Facebook account prove Costly?

If you already have a Facebook account, this post is for you.

Does Facebook threaten YOUR privacy?

Here is a collection of all Information Facebook has about YOU which it uses and shares with its affiliates and with who knows who?

Information YOU provide at account creation

(Items in italics are treated as content for public sharing)

  • Your name
  • Your user name and User ID
  • Your cover photo
  • Your networks
  • Your email address
  • Your birthday – (this is used for showing you age-appropriate content)
  • Your gender
  • Your telephone number (if disclosed)

Information YOU provide while sharing

  • Your status updates
  • Your uploaded photos
  • Your comments on others' content
  • You add a friend
  • You Like a page or a website
  • You add a place to your story
  • Use Facebook's contact importers
  • Indicate you are in a relationship

Information YOUR FRIENDS provide about you

  • When they
    • upload your contact information
  • Tag you
    • in a photo or status update or at a location
  • Add you to a group

Information YOUR DEVICES provide

  • About the computer, mobile phone, or other devices you use
  • Info about multiple users logging in from the same device
  • Network and communication information
  • Your IP address
  • Your Mobile phone number
  • Your internet service
  • You devices' operating system
  • Your location
  • The type (including identifiers) of the device or browser you use
  • The pages you visit
  • Your GPS or other location information

Facebook could request device information from your devices to improve how their apps work on your device.


Whenever you use or are running Facebook

  • When you look at another person's timeline
  • All Messages - Sent or received
  • Your Search for a friend or a Page
  • Your Clicks, Views or other interactions with things
  • Facebook mobile app usage
  • Purchases made through Facebook.

When you post things like photos or videos on Facebook,

  • Additional related data (or metadata) such as the time, date, and place you took the photo or video.

Information the game YOU PLAY, application YOU USE, or website YOU VISIT that uses Facebook Platform or a Facebook feature (such as a social plugin) provides

sometimes through cookies.

  • The date and time you visit the site
  • The web address, or URL, you're on
  • Technical information about
  • The IP address
  • The browser
  • the operating system you use
  • Your User ID if you are logged in to Facebook

Information Facebook's affiliates or their advertising partners, customers and other third parties provide

  • information about you (like how you responded to an ad on Facebook or on another site)