Only logging out of Facebook is not enough (Facebook tracks what you do online)

Today, we have got a strange and shocking news for you. People using Facebook used to think that by logging out, they disconnect their all interactions with Facebook, but the reality is against it.

Facebook Privacy Issue

On September 26, Nik Cubrilovic,  an Australian technologist said that recently, he has found that Facebook can track the web pages we visit, even when we are not using it or when we are logged out our accounts.

According to Nik Cubrilovic, when the user is logged out of Facebook, and doesn’t delete his cookies, the site merely changes them, maintaining account and other unique information that can be used later to identify its users.

Nik Cubrilovic wrote a complete article explaining his discovery on his blog. He said in his blog post,”Even if you are logged out, Facebook still knows and can track every page you visit.”

Solution:-

Cubrilovic further told that he tried to contact with Facebook Stuff to inform them of his discovery, and to know about any solution to this security issue, but he did not get a reply.

So, instead of depending on Facebook, he continued his struggle and he found that the only solution to fix this issue is to delete every Facebook cookie in your browser, or to use a separate browser for Facebook interactions.

“The question is what it will take for Facebook to address privacy issues and to give their users the tools required to manage their privacy and to implement clear policies – not pages and pages of confusing legal documentation, and ”logout” not really meaning `logout’,” he added.

[Credit: Nik Cubrilovic @http://www.nikcub.com/ ]

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About Arslan Shoukat

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