This one setting on your smartphone allows Facebook to stalk your every move

This is creepy AF...

This one setting on your smartphone allows Facebook to stalk your every move

You know your smartphone is basically a tracking device, right? No, this isn't some conspiracy theory - and Facebook's latest announcement proves it. The social media app is tapping into its 1.65 billion users' movements and releasing this data to businesses to improve their advertising. And we're not talking about your movements on the world wide web. Facebook is tracking and revealing your physical location with an accuracy radius of 150ft! 

What is the point of this exactly? The social media giant is using the data it receives from your smartphone to track how many users that see a particular advert actually visit a store in real life. And this is all done in real time. Adweek reported that testing has begun and big brands such as M&S, Petco, Burger King UK and Cadillac have started using the feature. 

Another brand testing the feature, French retailer, E.Leclerc, showed interesting results when using the feature. It advertised to Facebook users within 10km of their stores, and using this data they were able to gather that 12% of people who clicked on their ads visited the stores within a week. So while this feature is obviously vey useful to businesses, it can be quite alarming for smartphone users who value their privacy! 

Not keen on the idea of Facebook tracking your every move? There is one simple feature you can change on your phone to make sure they don't. Find out what it is on the next page...