So are the new Facebook Terms of Service: “We will never sell your information to anyone”
A few hours ago, Facebook recognized that the data of the majority of users (more than 2,000 million) have surely been compromised. The Cambridge Analytica scandal continues to flail, increasingly damaging the image of the company.
Now the social network has published a new version of their Terms of Service, stating that they are now in a language “easier to read” and try to be more transparent when talking about important issues such as privacy.
The new Conditions include more information than the old versions . Anyway, one of the most important aspects is that Facebook ensures that “they are not asking for new ways to collect, use or share your Facebook data, nor are we changing any of the privacy decisions you have made in the past.”
The new terms explain in detail how user data is collected through their devices . Facebook informs that you get the following information:
- Software and hardware version
- Battery level
- Storage space available
- Type of browser
- Power of the signal
- Types and names of applications and files
They also know if a window is in “first or second plane”, the movements of the mouse (“that allow to distinguish a person from a bot”), Bluetooth signals and information about access points to Wi-Fi networks , beacons and towers of mobile telephony nearby.
By giving the application permission, they also have access to the GPS location, camera and photos. Finally, they detail that they have access to “the name of the mobile operator or internet provider , the language, the time zone, the mobile telephone number, the IP address, the speed of the connection and, in some cases, information on other devices that are nearby. ”
On the controversy of the record of calls and SMS , the new Conditions point out that they also “collect contact information if you choose to upload it, synchronize it or import it from a device (such as an address book, a call log or an SMS history)”.
In addition, they have admitted that they analyze all the messages, links and images that are sent through Instagram and Messenger , in order to confirm that the community content rules are not violated.
Collect data for advertising purposes
Now we explain in more detail the data they collect and the use made on Instagram, Messenger and Facebook to show us promotions that are re-correlated with our activities.
“We use the information we have to offer our Products, as well as to customize features and content (including the news section, Instagram news, Instagram Stories and ads) and provide suggestions (such as groups or events that you may interest or issues that you may want to follow) both inside and outside of our Products. “
In the official statement , the company says that “they will never sell your information to anyone” , stating that it is “safe and secure”. They add that they impose “strict restrictions” on their partners when accessing and using this data.
They finalize the communication stating that users have up to seven days to comment on the changes made , although they do not promise to make changes in this regard or even respond to these requests.