posted on Oct, 7 2019 @ 07:45 AM
This isn't black magic. Facebook collects any and all data that you voluntarily provide them. They then sell and trade that data. As does your cell
phone provider, your cable company, your ISP, your credit card company, your bank, Walmart, Target, Best Buy, Amazon, Microsoft, Google... And so
Just about all Corporations engage in this.
That's how Facebook can send you an ad for the thing that you just searched for on Google or Amazon the previous afternoon. They all contribute to and
access the same databases.
I want to be clear that I don't condone or support these behaviors. I merely understand how they work.
These systems are 99.999% automated and they're ubiquitous. IE if you don't have a FB profile but you can read these words then Facebook still has
your name and your IP because it's on the list they bought from your cellular provider or your ISP.
The only comfort to be had is that you're likely not that special. You're one data point out of billions and odds are the only effects you'll ever
endure are targeted ads and friend suggestions.
When you spy on one person it's creepy. When you're spying on 7.5 billion it's all just math.