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    • jonnyb1978
    • By jonnyb1978 17th Nov 17, 8:21 PM
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    Facebook ads from different user
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    • 17th Nov 17, 8:21 PM
    Facebook ads from different user 17th Nov 17 at 8:21 PM
    Have a chromebook with 4 user accounts on it. Lately what I have been looking good to buy, adverts have been showing up on my wife's Facebook account. We both have our separate user accounts linked to google and I am not on Facebook so how can what I view show up on her Facebook account on her mobile?
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    • Testa36
    • By Testa36 4th Jan 18, 9:02 AM
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    • 4th Jan 18, 9:02 AM
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    • 4th Jan 18, 9:02 AM
    I don!!!8217;t have a lot of idea about that. I own a small website and use facebook ads management as well. Maybe you guys have a lot of common internet browsing experience and her mobile is just showing things that are common between you two.
    • AndyPix
    • By AndyPix 4th Jan 18, 9:18 AM
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    • 4th Jan 18, 9:18 AM
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    • 4th Jan 18, 9:18 AM
    You are linked by IP address
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    • DoaM
    • By DoaM 4th Jan 18, 12:08 PM
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    • 4th Jan 18, 12:08 PM
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    • 4th Jan 18, 12:08 PM
    You are linked by IP address
    Originally posted by AndyPix
    I don't think it's quite that simple ... my wife and I both get different feeds and adverts on our respective FB accounts when using devices (via WiFi) other than the main laptop. So it can't be only IP address.

    On the laptop very few ads show at all as I've installed uBlock addon in Chrome - which we both use on our respective PC login accounts. I've not tried with uBlock turned off to see if we get the same ads.
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    • AndyPix
    • By AndyPix 4th Jan 18, 1:37 PM
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    • 4th Jan 18, 1:37 PM
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    • 4th Jan 18, 1:37 PM
    I don't think it's quite that simple ....
    Originally posted by DoaM
    I've not tried with uBlock turned off to see if we get the same ads.
    Originally posted by DoaM

    Try that ..


    OP, so so many websites these days have a facebook script running in the background to track what sites you visit. (Just install noscript to see this)
    This logs the IP address being used at the time.
    When your wife next uses facebook on the home wifi, her account is linked to the same IP address you were using and their script then feeds her ads based on your browsing habbits.
    Last edited by AndyPix; 04-01-2018 at 1:41 PM.
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    • Zola.
    • By Zola. 4th Jan 18, 2:31 PM
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    • 4th Jan 18, 2:31 PM
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    • 4th Jan 18, 2:31 PM
    definitely cookies, cache, IP address, all sorts.

    My suggestion is to download opera browser and use their built in and free VPN!
    • DoaM
    • By DoaM 4th Jan 18, 4:16 PM
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    • 4th Jan 18, 4:16 PM
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    • 4th Jan 18, 4:16 PM
    Try that ..
    Originally posted by AndyPix
    I think you missed the point I was making slightly ... using different devices on the same WiFi network so having the same (external) IP address yields different adverts. So, as I said, it is not just IP address that is the factor here ... the fact the OP is using a common computer is also a factor.

    As I've already proven my point (anecdotally) I don't need to try turning off uBlock.

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    • AndyPix
    • By AndyPix 4th Jan 18, 4:22 PM
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    • 4th Jan 18, 4:22 PM
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    • 4th Jan 18, 4:22 PM
    How do you know if you are going to be fed the same ads if you have an ad blocker running

    And as im sure you know - ublock also prevents most tracking

    c'mon
    Last edited by AndyPix; 04-01-2018 at 4:27 PM.
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    • DoaM
    • By DoaM 4th Jan 18, 5:00 PM
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    • 4th Jan 18, 5:00 PM
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    • 4th Jan 18, 5:00 PM
    Yet again you've overlooked the fact that I said TWO DIFFERENT DEVICES on the same IP address yielded different adverts. Perhaps I should have clarified that these devices are NOT running uBlock.

    Perhaps I should have also clarified that these are not PCs. But the use of the term "devices" should have made this obvious.

    c'mon

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    • AndyPix
    • By AndyPix 4th Jan 18, 5:15 PM
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    wow


    Im out.


    I submit to your assertion that the mentioned result is acheived by a mixture of witchcraft and coincidence
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    • verybigchris
    • By verybigchris 4th Jan 18, 7:37 PM
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    Facebook don't just show you ads for what you are interested in - they also show ads for things they know that people close to you are interested in, just in case you're planning to buy them a present. That type of advertising increases at times when someone's more likely to buy a gift, e.g. Christmas, birthdays, if location data shows you've made a trip to see the recipient, etc.
    • DoaM
    • By DoaM 5th Jan 18, 9:45 AM
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    wow


    Im out.


    I submit to your assertion that the mentioned result is acheived by a mixture of witchcraft and coincidence
    Originally posted by AndyPix
    I'm really not sure how I can explain it any more clearly...

    * My wife and I both have separate devices (not PCs) on the same WiFi network.
    * These devices will both have the same external IP address as far as FB is concerned.
    * These devices do NOT have any adblocker running.
    * We also have separate FB accounts.
    * We do NOT get shown the same adverts.

    Therefore, my assertion remains true ... it is not JUST IP address that is the factor for the OP; your original reply said ...

    You are linked by IP address
    I have explained a situation that shows that your one-line statement was not 100% accurate.

    So what's the problem? If I'm wrong, please give a proper explanation rather than throwing your toys out of the pram. This is after all a discussion forum ... we're all (supposed to be) adults here.
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    • AndyPix
    • By AndyPix 5th Jan 18, 9:54 AM
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    Let's break this down


    User A is NOT on facebook - doesnt have an account.

    User B , on using facebook, on a different device, sees ad's for stuff that user A has been looking at.


    Please explain to me, what link these 2 devices have, apart from external IP address ?


    You are not thinking logically.


    In other situations, things like cookies, web cache etc will cause linked ads - but in this situation the only common factor is IP address.
    Just because it doesnt happen in your house, doesnt mean it doesnt happen


    My answer to the OP may have been a one liner, and may not have been accurate for your situation


    But is an accurate answer to the posed question
    Last edited by AndyPix; 05-01-2018 at 9:59 AM.
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    • DoaM
    • By DoaM 5th Jan 18, 12:22 PM
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    Ah ... I didn't spot that the OP was not on FB, sorry.

    Now if your post #13 had been your original response to my posts #4 or #7 ........
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    • AndyPix
    • By AndyPix 5th Jan 18, 2:44 PM
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