Ever feel like Facebook is that creepy guy from high school with murals of you in his room when they suggest ads of things you “might like”? How do they know what we want to buy? Why are they watching us? So very strange.
Facebook has used your “likes” and comments on other websites to track what you say, do and want, but now they plan to leverage that browsing data to blast you with targeted advertising.
But before you go all, “I’m deleting my account and moving to the mountains,” there might be a way to break free of the cyber stalking shackles.
Facebook is offering a way to opt out of the ad targeting program. Just hit up THIS WEBSITE to tell Facebook and other companies that you don’t want to receive these unwanted specially targeted ads.
You won’t be in an ad free utopia, but it will prevent the ads from being served up based on your web activity. So, in other words, it won’t feel like Facebook is peeping in your bedroom windows.
Oh, and Facebook definitely won’t stop collecting info about your browsing habits for other purposes. That stuff sticks to individual members’ profiles, where they keep it for up to 90 days.
You can also opt out of targeted ads from Yahoo, Google, and other mega websites using the same service.