Facebook openly admits that the service is free simply because the company sells your information to advertisers. It's not hard to understand this.
What is hard to understand, however, is just how much information you could have given to Facebook since you've been using the service. Everything that you've "Liked" has said something about your tastes. Everything that you've posted can be data mined by clever advertisers for more information.
You may have even heard about Facebook's newest marketing tool. It's a massive ad network designed to distribute everything everywhere. This ad network takes advantage of the massive amount of data that Facebook has for all of its users. It's more than you'd think, that's for sure.
Facebook's ad network takes the knowledge that Facebook has about you and applies it to almost any app on your smartphone. This means that you could be seeing some confusing ads in your future.
What can you do about it? Here are three ideas that might just bring you the help that you need.