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How to Stop Facebook from Seeing Your Web Activity

Feb 6th 2020 at 12:18 AM

It is going to be great news for the users of Facebook who are spread in millions all over the world that Facebook has launched a new feature to protect your privacy when you are online. The function is named as " Off-Facebook Activity." The unveiling of the new privacy tool is the second most significant step after announcing the long-promised Clear History button feature of Facebook. This privacy tool will help the users to protect their online data and also help them to protect themselves by becoming easy prey to cyber thefts.

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Every day millions of users log in to Facebook and share plenty of information, including posting videos and photos along with sharing their opinions. The vast reach of Facebook around the internet has enabled it to track the various information of users, which sometimes came to an as big surprise to them. Facebook has to face criticism over many of its tools, which has made tracking and sharing the online data of the users very easy.

The new Privacy Tool will help you to investigate and control the data that had been shared by the websites and apps to the platform. The new privacy tool also keeps monitor on the access of all the third-party apps to your Facebook account.

The new Privacy app is helpful in many ways as you can clear the history of websites and apps on which you have shared your online information. The app allows you to turn off Future off Facebook activity telling Facebook to hide the information that had been shared from your account. You can choose the companies from which you want to stop sharing your information, and so the targeted ads will stop showing you. here, is the more information about the New Privacy Tool:-

Working of Off-Facebook Activity Tool

You need to visit "Settings" and then go to the section "Your Facebook Information." Further, you have to click on "Off-Facebook Activity" to manage and control your Off-Facebook activities as it will not only clear all history but also turn off any future action on your Facebook account. You can use the Facebook business tools and keep a look into the information sent by different apps and websites to the account of Facebook you have.

When you turn off activity managed by Off-Facebook

Once you turn off the action that has been managed by the new privacy tool, then Facebook will stop identifying the information shared by the websites and apps. It simply means that now Facebook could not identify or keep a record of the sites or apps you have visited.

Some noteworthy things to do

If you wanted to control the ads on your Facebook, then you should visit the Settings on your desktop or phone or any device on which you have logged in into Facebook and then choose the option of "Ad Preferences." This facility will enable you to turn off the ads which are based on the online information from partners and also which are based on your activity on the Facebook company products.

You can see the uploaded list of advertisers that have run ads using your activities on Facebook by going to the section Advertisers and Businesses and can select to hide such ads. The new privacy tool is a great feature that will remove your online information, which you are not willing to share and is going to help you a lot in protecting your personal online information.

blair lennon is a self-professed security expert; she has been making the people aware of the security threats. Her passion is to write about Cyber security, cryptography, malware, social engineering, internet, utility software and new media. She writes for McAfee products at mcafee.com/activate.

Source: https://blairlennonblogs.home.blog/2020/02/06/how-to-stop-facebook-from-seeing-your-web-activity/

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