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Lawsuits say Meta evaded Apple privacy settings to spy on millions of users

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Lawsuits say Meta evaded Apple privacy settings to spy on millions of users - Ars Technica

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A former Google engineer reported the risk, but Meta found no privacy concern.

This includes form entries and screenshots granting Meta a secretive pipeline through its in-app browser to access “personally identifiable information, private health details, text entries, and other sensitive confidential facts”—seemingly without users even knowing the data collection is happening.

Meta’s business model depends on selling user data to advertisers, and it seems that the owner of Facebook and Instagram sought new paths to continue widely gathering data and to recover from the suddenly lost revenue.


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Author / Journalist: Ashley Belanger

Category: Technology

Topics: FTC Whatsapp Class action lawsuit Meta Instagram Policy Facebook

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Published On: 2022-09-22, 18:28:59

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Article Length: 242 words

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