Facebook in court for circumventing iPhone security – News

Facebook in court for circumventing iPhone security – News
Facebook in court for circumventing iPhone security – News

Meta Platforms, the parent company of Facebook, has been sued by two users for sneaking around an Apple security on iPhones. The lawsuit alleges that the company violated regulations against the collection of personal data.

The case revolves around a security that Apple launched last year to protect iPhone users from tracking their internet activity. The case was filed in the San Francisco District Court. Last week, a similar complaint was filed in the same court.

The cases are based on a report by data privacy researcher Felix Krause. According to him, Facebook and Instagram apps place certain codes on websites visited by users. This would allow them to keep track of ‘everything you do on a website’, including typing passwords. Commenting on the report, Meta admitted that the Facebook app monitors browsing activity, but denied that it illegally collected user data.

The case revolves around a security that Apple launched last year to protect iPhone users from tracking their internet activity. The case was filed in the San Francisco District Court. A similar complaint was filed in the same court last week. The cases are based on a report by data privacy researcher Felix Krause. According to him, Facebook and Instagram apps place certain codes on websites visited by users. This would allow them to keep track of ‘everything you do on a website’, including typing passwords. Commenting on the report, Meta admitted that the Facebook app monitors browsing activity, but denied that it illegally collected user data.


The article is in Dutch

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