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In the future, Facebook could take your health data—some of which it undoubtedly already knows—and use it to sell targeted advertising based on your particular health issues. (Photo: Shutterstock)

Everyone already knows that Facebook knows more than anybody about everybody, whether they like it or not, so it shouldn’t come as a surprise that the company is looking beyond its current capabilities and planning to expand its offerings.

Not content with enabling the tweaking of people’s attitudes on things political and social, the social media behemoth recently announced its plans to expand into dating, as well as rank news outlets by trustworthiness.  And it looks like health care might be its next target.

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Marlene Satter

Marlene Y. Satter has worked in and written about the financial industry for decades.

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