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Facebook tracks its users even when they are logged off the website – specialist reporters

Published 26/09/2011 | 13:03

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg. Photo: Getty Images
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg. Photo: Getty Images

Facebook continues to trace its users even after they have logged off the site, according to an Australian specialist.

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The discovery has led to fears of oversharing as the company’s profits improve the more users it decides to share.

According to Nik Cubrilovic, who concluded tests, when a user logs out of Facebook, instead of deleting its tracking cookies, the site modifies them, which means that account information and other information is maintained.

And whenever a user visits a web page that contains a Facebook button, the browser is still sending debt of his or her movements back to Facebook.

In addition, it has emerged that the company’s new Timeline feature, contains a feature that allows users to see who removed them from their friend’s lists.

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