I got a little curious about how Facebook would handle its own ad blocking system, which will come in the form of a new API called WebExtension, according to a new blog post from the company.
The new privacy document, which you can find below, also said Facebook was “currently actively working to strengthen our data collection practices, such as by introducing new privacy controls and by updating the way we use data.”
That last point, in itself, is a pretty big one.
But the big question mark here is the new API.
In a blog post, Facebook’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg said that the company would be rolling out the new WebExtensions API in “the coming months,” which could mean that the new Facebook API is already out there.
While the new company’s privacy document has been more detailed than Google’s, it still leaves plenty of room for ambiguity.
“We’re still exploring some of the possible use cases that WebExtending may have for advertising,” Zuckerberg wrote.
“The API we’re building is based on some of Facebook’s most successful and popular data collection and analysis tools and will enable us to better serve advertisers.
We’ll have more to share on this topic in the coming months, so stay tuned!”
Facebook’s API will be part of its larger push into advertising, which it has been doing for some time.
It recently announced a new ad-blocking API, called AdBlock Plus, and the company has also been working to roll out a new tool called OpenID Connect that will allow advertisers to track their users online.
While this new API has yet to be announced, it’s definitely possible that it will have something to do with Facebook’s ad blocking.
That said, it could also be a new way to monetize advertising through its own platform, or it could be something that Facebook will use to improve its own advertising practices.
Facebook is not alone in trying to get its own ads out of the way.
Other companies are also working on their own ad-block tools, and Google is one of the biggest players in this space, as well.
It has a suite of ad-tracking tools, including Google AdSense and AdMob, which also lets advertisers track users online, as is often the case with social networks.
In addition, AdSense is one-stop shopping for any type of ad that they might want to run on their site, and AdSense Plus, which Google announced today, will be a standalone ad-streaming platform that can be used by any website that wants to run ads.
The difference is that this new Web Extension API will give Facebook a better chance of making money from its own data, but that could also mean it will be able to use this new platform to sell ads to advertisers.
In other words, it will help Facebook get its ads out the door more effectively, but at the same time, it might also mean that Facebook may have to rely more heavily on third-party ads that may not be all that great.
If Facebook does opt out of using this new privacy API, that could open up a whole new world of possibilities.
The fact that Facebook already had its own API for tracking users could also help the company decide what to do next.
The company has been trying to sell itself as a content platform for years, and some of its content is incredibly popular.
That might be a key selling point for the new privacy-centric API.
If the new platform helps Facebook become more of a content-focused platform, that may help it find new ways to monetise ads, as advertisers are looking for ways to reach people outside of Facebook.