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The Facebook Team
Hi Facebook Team,
Thanks for the heads up. I understand people tell you the one thing they want from Facebook is more personalized advertising. Really? No longer offering advertisers what I do in the Facebook universe (like the pages I “like”), you plan to track the full range of my banal surfing and open its treasures to the eyes of commercial algorithms.
At the same time, you are giving me more control over the ads I see on Facebook, right?
And I can also opt out.
But you refuse to honor the “do not track” setting on browsers.
On a personal level, I confess it does not feel like I have more control. I feel like you are collecting, analyzing, slicing, dicing and otherwise selling more of me and my data than ever. Am I wrong?
Please note the irony Mr. Z. At the same time you are putting up new walls around your new home (to protect your privacy I assume), while your company mines deeper into me (and a billion or so more data farms like me), selling off what it finds.
(I would analogize your activities to previous eras of grave robbing in Northern California, but my Editor does not approve of taking cheap shots.)