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Despite the value the practice brings to social networks and advertisers, there are several concerns regarding behavioral advertising: Third-party applications Within the context of social networking, “third-party applications” are programs that interact with a social network without actually being part of that social network.
These applications take many forms but some typical and popular forms include games that you may play with contacts, online polls or quizzes, or third party interfaces with the social network.
Law enforcement agencies can and do monitor social networks for illegal activity.
During an investigation, law enforcement will often turn to a suspect’s social network profiles to glean any information that they can.
Anyone, including strangers, can view whatever is posted as “public.” However, there may be other data that you share publicly without realizing it, and there are less obvious ways that your information may be treated as public without your permission, including: Advertising Your own publicly posted content isn’t the only way that you can be tracked, and advertisers are very interested in the information that can be gathered by tracking a user’s actions online.
Some of the purposes of analysis may include: Behavioral advertising is the term used to describe the practice of tailoring advertisements to an individual’s personal interests.
There are, of course, also rogue applications, which do not follow the policies and terms that govern applications.
Some facts to keep in mind when considering using third-party applications: As a general rule, use caution when using third-party applications.
They are valuable to social networks as they can be sold at a higher price than regular ads.
Remember that it is difficult to control what information they are gathering, how they might use it, and who they will share it with.
Government and law enforcement access Law enforcement and government officials can monitor social networks for valuable information.
This can be anything from your username to individual posts, to your entire account.
These kind of “public” posts are not blocked behind any kind of access restriction.