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Huff Post Historically, Nielsen measured TV ratings through a specific 25,000 television sets. However, the growing use of computers, smartphones and tablets to watch TV shows has caused a growing view that Nielson was not getting a true view of the markets TV habits. Recently, Nielson announced that they are partnering with Facebook to track TV viewing habits of US consumers. According to Facebook, once a user logs into Facebook from a mobile device, Facebook will have the ability to take data from the user about what they are watching on the mobile device. Facebook users can opt out of tracking. Both Nielson and Facebook have…

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Facebook has set a new company record for lobbying expenditures in the first quarter of 2014, drawing closer to industry leader Google in efforts to influence federal lawmakers on a variety of issues. During the first three months of 2014, Facebook spent a personal best of $2.78 million to pay lobbyists to talk to lawmakers about issues such as privacy, security, online tracking, online advertising, patent litigation reform and immigration reform, a congressional lobbying report filed April 21 shows.