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Facebook’s Zuckerberg says Google, Yahoo and Microsoft collect data ‘behind your back’ [video]

Updated 3 years ago
Published Nov 8th, 2011 5:45PM EST


In a recent interview on the Charlie Rose show, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said that Yahoo, Microsoft and Google are secretly collecting user data. Zuckerberg also argued that Facebook is more transparent than the aforementioned companies. “It’s just that they’re collecting that about you behind your back,” he said. “You’re going around the web and they’re collecting this huge amount of information about you and you never knew that.” Zuckerberg did admit that Google allows users to see which information it is storing through its Google Dashboard website, but said “very few people” know that feature exists or bother to check it. Zuckerberg also said Facebook provides more features for users to manage what people can and cannot see, although it is arguable that Google+ makes it much easier to configure these options from the get-go. A clip of the interview can be found after the break.