If You're a Facebook User, Thousands of Companies Are Watching Youby@TheMarkup
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If You're a Facebook User, Thousands of Companies Are Watching You

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Using a panel of 709 volunteers who shared archives of their Facebook data, Consumer Reports found that a total of 186,892 companies sent data about them to the social network. On average, each participant in the study had their data sent to Facebook by 2,230 companies. That number varied significantly, with some panelists’ data listing over 7,000 companies providing their data.

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