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Facebook Ad Spying - How it works and is it against the FB policy

Discussion in 'General Programming Chat' started by VexByte, Nov 6, 2013.

  1. VexByte

    VexByte Newbie

    Jul 25, 2010
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    I've seen services like socialadninja.com that spies and list the ads based on your search query. Say for example, if I want to find all the ads for ?credit cards? targeting all single females who are aged above 25, it will list all the ads pertaining to our query.

    I?m having a few questions about FB ad spying

    1. Is it against the FB policy to build tools like these?
    2. Which FB API are they using or are they grabbing the data from some other sources?
    3. What is the authenticity of the data?
    4. Are they using any of the following APIs at developers.facebook.com/docs/reference/apis/