I get very irate when I see peoples gullibility by clicking apps to see who has been viewing your Facebook Profile. Thousands of people have been attracted to webpages and Facebook apps which claim to be able to give you an analytical insight into who is viewing their Facebook profile. These apps have the potential for Facebook sharing data with the 3rd parties.
OMG See who is viewing your Facebook Profile
You may have seen many messages such as “OMG… I can’t believe this actually works! Now you really can see who views your profile!” or “See who views your Facebook profile in real-time!” When it comes to Facebook sharing Data, they don’t, so all you are doing is sharing your email address and your friends list to marketing companies (and maybe worse).
These are ALL Scams – Please do not click the links to these Facebook profile apps, as you cannot see who views your Facebook profile.
Facebook Official Statement (via their Privacy section)
Can I know who’s viewing my profile (timeline) or how often it’s being viewed?
No, Facebook does not provide a functionality that enables you to track who is viewing your profile (timeline), or parts of your profile (timeline), such as your photos. Third party applications also cannot provide this functionality. Applications that claim to give you this ability will be removed from Facebook for violating policy. You can report applications that provide untrustworthy experiences.
What do these apps do?
To gain access to the secret behind the scenes data of who is viewing your Facebook profile you may be asked for personal information, you may need to take surveys and you may even be asked for your mobile number (which could be used for God knows what).
The information from these Apps is not true
I know of one Facebook user who died in 2011 but the Facebook profile is still active. This person was listed as recently viewing and being on of the “Top 20 viewers” of another person’s profile. This person was Tagged in the photo as having viewed the other persons profile; which is not only upsetting for the family of the deceased but also very bad behaviour from the writers of the App.
These apps determine the people who viewed the other peoples profiles by randomly selecting people from the friends list (which the third-party app now has, as it was granted access by the person who tried the Who’s looking at your profile app)
Staying Safe on Facebook – These Facebook Profile Apps Don’t Work as there is no way Facebook sharing Data that allows you to see this information!
These “Who’s viewing your Facebook Profile” app scams don’t work. These Facebook apps are not malware, spyware or clickjacking, purely gullibility of Facebook users.
Think about what you are doing,
(1) you are giving the Facebook App access to your profile
(2) This app now has access to your data
(3) the app can write on your wall when ever it wants.
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