Ads like those are what keep Facebook so profitable.
The company uses your data to help advertisers deliver ads that you may find useful.
“Facebook has purposefully worked to erode the concept of privacy by disingenuously claiming users want to share all of their personal information,” says Jeff Chester, founder of the Center for Digital Democracy, a D. Others, like widely followed blogger Robert Scoble, scoff at this fear.
“I make everything public on my Facebook account and I’m not worried about privacy because the more I share about who I am and what interests me, the more Facebook can bring me content that I care about,” says Scoble, startup liaison officer for Rackspace, a global Web-hosting company.
S., on the other hand, there are strong federal privacy laws covering your financial and health data.