Facebook Users Sue Meta for Using iOS Loophole to Track Their Data

Last year, Apple made an iOS update that made it much harder for social media and internet platforms to track user data beyond the scope of user interaction with the website.

But a new complaint filed with the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California alleges that Meta (the parent company of Facebook, WhatsApp, and Instagram) used a loophole to keep snooping for their info.

The complaint read in part, “Now, even when users do not consent to be tracked, Meta tracks Facebook users’ online activity and communications with external third-party websites by injecting JavaScript code into those sites. When users click on a link within the Facebook app, Meta automatically directs them to the in-app browser it monitors instead of the smartphone’s default browser, without telling users that this is happening or they are being tracked.”

Meta has clapped back against this and another similar lawsuit filed last week, saying that the allegations are “without merit.”

Everyone can trust Meta with their data, right? Nothing to see here.


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