Monica Discusses Facebook Data Mining with Reader’s Digest

Chargebacks911® COO Offers Cybersecurity Insights for Readers

Chargebacks911 COO Monica Eaton-Cardone opened up about how social networks track your data, and what you can do about it, in a recent feature for Reader’s Digest.

Reader’s Digest is America’s fourth largest-circulation magazine brand. After nearly a century in publication, RD stands out more than ever in today’s cultural landscape due to its themes of optimism, faith, heroism, trust, humor, and wellness.

Facebook’s new “Off-Facebook Activity” tool gives consumers a way to stop the social network from tracking some of your activity online. As Monica explains, “Basically, it allows you to be more protective of your personal privacy. But not completely: Facebook will still track, sort, and sell your data on a macro-level, but it will no longer be associated with your personal account.”

It's not always easy to track where one’s data goes, but it’s an important trade-off for the convenience of a digital economy. Consumers have a responsibility to educate themselves and understand and how companies manage their data.

The new Off-Facebook Activity setting is an important step forward in the process of getting customers invested in data security. Consumers still need to take a proactive approach to data, though, and education about security best practices is the answer.