Thomas Smith searched his Facebook settings and downloaded a copy of his data. In a section introduced this year called Off Facebook Activity, he found that companies like Doordash are sending data about your purchases to Facebook.
If you’ve purchased an item from a myriad of ecommerce websites, donated to a political campaign, used one of the hundreds of participating apps, or in my case bought an extremely expensive bubble tea, there is chances are Facebook knows about it. he. What do they do with this knowledge? Again, this is pretty clear. It’s there to be able to “show you more relevant ads”, “help you discover new companies and brands”, etc.
He also seems incredibly guilty for purchasing bubble tea through Doordash.
Tags: Facebook, privacy