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Facebook’s scary profile of what they track about you. Here’s how to see it

Facebook’s scary profile of what they track about you. Here’s how to see it
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You've heard this expression before: "No one knows you better than you." That makes sense, right?

After all, no one has lived your life, except you. No one has experienced the good events and the bad ones that have shaped you.

As it turns out, though, Facebook might know you better than you do. The social media network tracks you so thoroughly and so often that they've collected an abundance of information about you.

In fact, the things they know about you are downright shocking. Before you say this is an invasion of your privacy, though, think about this.

Are you willing to stop visiting sites like Facebook that track you? If you're like most people, you are probably willing to sacrifice a bit of privacy for the fun of communicating with friends and family around the world.

There is good news here. We've got a secret tip so you can see everything that Facebook knows about you.

Plus, we'll tell you how to turn off some of the information they're tracking. We'll also show you how to correct the things they get wrong about you.

See What Facebook Knows About You

First things first. Here's how you can see a lot of information that Facebook knows about you.

It's in a page called Ad Preferences. The truth is, there is so much more private information about you there than you'd ever imagine.

To see for yourself, find an ad in your Facebook News Feed. Click on the menu (three dots) on the upper-right side of the ad >> choose Why Am I Seeing This? >> Manage Your Ad Preferences.

Facebook Knows So Much About You

You would probably never guess that Facebook knows as much about you as they do. You're giving the social media network permission to keep track of you each time you visit the site.

The information they collect as your Ad Preferences goes much, much deeper than that. Facebook collects information from Facebook, Instagram and many other sites.

That includes your political views, your birthday, your phone number, stores where you shop and the brand of smartphone you're using. They collect information about your relationship status, your job and your employer.

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