On Facebook lot of people are complaining about FB’s policy to allow their advertisers use your private images for FB ads. Facebook was always inventive with their advertising system. They were the first to let people thumb up or down ads and now they want to make their ads be part of your online life.
Here is how Facebook explains the system:
“Facebook occasionally pairs advertisements with relevant social actions from a user’s friends to create Facebook Ads. Facebook Ads make advertisements more interesting and more tailored to you and your friends. These respect all privacy rules. You may opt out of appearing in your friends’ Facebook Ads.”
Nobody can blame them for trying to monetize the site, but the question is has this gone too far? I feel that it may be confusing for my friends to see me on a matrimony Ad or a dating Ad. They may think I’m promoting something on FB and in fact I’m not. Thankfully Facebook gives you an option to opt out from adverts. Here is how:
- Click on SETTINGS at the right hand top
- Select PRIVACY, Then select NEWSFEEDS and WALL.
- Select the tab that reads FACEBOOK ADS.
- In the drop down box, select NO ONE. Then SAVE your changes.
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