Ever wonder how Facebook learns about you? Facebook doesn’t ask an abundance of questions via surveys, they don’t call you up and conduct a census and they certainly never come speak to you face to face. So how do they know that you love going to eat at your favorite local pizza shop or that you absolutely live for the music of Green Day?
The answer is pretty simple and also relatively complex. Isn’t that how it always works?
Recently, Byron Acohido of USA Today conducted interviews with Facebook engineers and spokesmen and put together what is quite possibly the most complete picture of how Facebook tracks you online. Here’s what Acohido found: