Are the Feds Stalking You on Facebook?
This may or may not be news to you, but Facebook is recording your location – specifically, wherever you are every time you log in to the service.
In fact, this is one of the bits of information the social network maintains in your complete Facebook log. (If you are a resident of the European Union, you can request a copy of that file. If you’re on this side of the pond, you’re out of luck, amigo.)
You can, however, go to your Account Settings and find out what recent locations Facebook has recorded. (Select Security from the left-hand menu, mouse down to Active Sessions, and click “Edit.”) A reader of mine named Najia checked out her Active Sessions recently and was appalled at what she found there. Though she lives just north of Boston, Facebook was telling her that she was logged in from locations more than 400 miles away.
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