"Facebook collects a lot of data about you — everything from your email address to the strength of your phone’s battery.Facebook ads: This is how the company uses your data for targeting - Recode
The simplest explanation for this is that Facebook uses that data to make money. No, Facebook doesn’t sell your data. But it does sell access to you, or more specifically, access to your News Feed, and uses that data to show you specific ads it thinks you’re likely to enjoy or click on.
This targeted advertising is big business for Facebook. The company reported advertising revenue of $40 billion last year, and it’s only going to keep growing. Given the company’s recent privacy issues involving Cambridge Analytica, a third-party data firm that got its hands on personal data for as many as 87 million Facebook users without their permission, we thought it might be helpful to take a closer look at how Facebook uses your data to make money."
Wednesday, April 11, 2018
Facebook ads: This is how the company uses your data for targeting - Recode
Check the full article for a brief overview