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If you “Like” a Facebook page, the data is used to record your interests

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Millions of gay people living in countries where homosexuality is outlawed could be put at risk by Facebook’s advertising practices. This is because the firm allows advertisers to target people on the basis of their interests, including sexual ones.

Ángel Cuevas Rumín at Charles III University of Madrid, Spain, and his colleagues analysed the list of options available for targeting adverts on Facebook. They found that about 2000 of the options would be classed as “sensitive” information under Europe’s recent GDPR …



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