Think Facebook is solely for socializing? Think again. The website knows a lot about you, from what kind of coffee you drink to where you shop.
Recently Facebook announced that it had partnered up with four companies that collect web user data. One company boasts a database on the spending habits of more than $100 million Americans.
Shop for a TV on Amazon recently? Don't be surprised to see an ad for TVs on your Facebook newsfeed.
Tech expert Shelly Palmer says the social network is simply customizing its ads by using all kinds of data.
But not everyone wants Facebook to know what they're up to.
Experts say you shouldn't be surprised. The use of targeted advertising is something many sites are now doing to increase revenue.
And while your online shopping habits are up for grabs, personal info about your health isn't.
Palmer says if you are diligent about your privacy and what you put out there, you have nothing to worry about. He also says that there are very strict laws about what social networks can do with your personal data.
Experts say Facebook is getting closer and closer to the ultimate goal of advertising: sending the right message, to the right consumer, at the right time.
Built around and on top of railroad tracks leading in and out of Penn Station, Manhattan West is no ordinary construction project. A mega-sized piece of machinery called The Launcher puts 50-ton concrete segments into place creating a span. Eventually 16 spans will cover the train tracks down below. Eventually 16 spans will cover the train tracks down below. It's technology typically used in bridge construction.
The unmistakable smell of fresh pine needles is the signal that it is time to buy a tree! And there is a lot to know about getting a healthy tree without getting ripped off. First you have to know what kind of tree you're looking for. Fraser firs with the blue tinted underside and balsam fir trees are the most popular.
It's a familiar problem in the city: noise. But now there is a device in development that can help block out the sound from any room in your home. The concept was thought up by SONO. It uses a microphone that captures the noise outside and then plays it back out, cancelling any sound before it reaches your window.
With so many companies knowing so much about us privacy advocates are now applauding a new Princeton University study. Researchers are creating fake people with different ages, races, genders, and income levels to search the same sites on the World Wide Web. The idea is to track how different people experience the same sites differently.
More and more millennials are living at home not because they want to but because they have to because they don't have enough money to do otherwise. A new poll shows nearly 40 percent of adults between the ages of 20 and 29 still live with their parents.