Facebook Sells More Access to Members

Facebook Inc. is experimenting with new ways to leverage its greatest asset — personal data on about 900 million people — reigniting concerns about privacy. The strategy: selling access to its users.To amp up the effectiveness of its ads, Facebook in recent months has begun allowing marketers to target ads at users based on the email address and phone number they list on their profiles, or based on their surfing habits on other sites.It has also started selling ads that follow Facebook members beyond the confines of the social network.

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