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Following CEO Mark Zuckerberg's near 10 hours long Congressional hearings, Facebook is now offering details to its users (and US legislators who asked) on how exactly it collects data from people when they're not logged into the platform. In a blog post, the company's Product Management Director David Baser explained the basics of various tools and products, including social plugins, Facebook Login, Facebook Analytics, Facebook Audience Network and Facebook Pixel. "When you visit a site or app that uses our services, we receive information even if you’re logged out or don’t have a Facebook account. This is because other apps and sites don’t know who is using Facebook." Baser wrote. Baser's goes on to detail the types of tools and services used by other websites and apps, Social plugins, such as our Like and Share buttons, which make other sites…

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