Wall Street Journal: Stop Ads That Follow You on Facebook, Google and the Web

WSJ - Nov. 4, 2016: Yesterday you searched for Planters nuts on Amazon. Today, there he is, Mr. Peanut—monocle, top hat and all—smack in the middle of your Facebook feed.

Enable these privacy settings to keep Facebook and other digital overlords from using your web browsing history, says WSJ's Joanna Stern.

Facebook and other websites use your web browsing history (or more technically, your web browser’s cookies) to target ads at you. It is often referred to as “interest-based advertising” although I prefer the term “stalking.” Here’s how to stop the ads from following you on different services.

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