👍 #887 - How Does Facebook Track Me Even If I Don't Have an Account?
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I hear from many people who don't have Facebook accounts. They're often quite proud of the fact, and consider Facebook (and social media in general) a destructive distraction from real interaction.
Sometimes it's hard to disagree.
But what a lot of people don't realize is that Facebook is still involved in tracking what they do online -- even if they don't have a Facebook account!
This week's featured article goes into the details of how that works.
Also this week: updates that take forever, the System File Checker, and an old favorite in a new package: SysInternals tools.
All the links are down below.
It turned into a bit of a crazy week, so we ended up skipping. Hopefully back next week!
Have a good one!
How Does Facebook Track Me Even If I Don't Have an Account?
You're using it, even when you're not.
Facebook can use standard web protocols to get an idea of what you're doing online, even if you don't have an account.
Also This Week on Ask Leo!
Why Do Updates Sometimes Take Forever in Windows?
|On occasion, Windows Updates can seem to take forever. Here's what to look for and what to do when that happens.|
SFC: the System File Checker - How to Run It and Why
|The System File Checker is a little-known, simple-to-run command-line program. It validates that Window's operating files are undamaged.|
Installing SysInternals Tools
|Microsoft has made these free tools easier to get and keep automatically updated.|
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