Facebook just gave users a reason to delete the app

Tram Ho

Facebook is going through one of the most terrifying “nightmare” when a series of events occur in a row. Even when the parent corporation changed its name to Meta, their reputation could not be saved.

With “diving” in a series of scandals, Facebook increasingly loses points in the eyes of users. In its 18-year history, Facebook was abandoned by more than half a million users for the first time in just the last 3 months of 2021.

By February 2022, Meta again reported that the number of monthly Facebook users had not grown. This report sparked a record drop in stock prices, causing Zuckerberg’s fortune to “evaporate” $31 billion in just one day.

Recently, this social network has just continued to give users more reasons to delete their accounts, according to Forbes.

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With “diving” in a series of scandals, Facebook increasingly loses points in the eyes of users (Photo: Tom Brenner/The New York Times)

According to a report from Bloomberg, Meta – the parent company of Facebook has been sued for allegedly secretly attaching tracking code on iOS to track the behavior and personal information of users.

This was revealed in research by Felix Krause, founder of the programming tool fastlane.tools.

Mr. Krause pointed out that the Instagram and Facebook apps on iOS use their own in-app browsers instead of Apple’s provided. Meanwhile, other apps often use Apple’s Safari to browse the web.

With a self-developed browser based on WebKit, Meta has embedded the tracking JavaScript code in the web pages that pop up on the in-app browser. From there, allow the monitoring application to work regardless of whether you grant it permission or not.

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Meta – the parent company of Facebook has been sued for allegedly secretly attaching tracking code on iOS to track users’ behavior and personal information (Image: Strike Social)

In the most extreme cases, this would allow Meta to monitor all user interactions, such as clicking links, taking screenshots, entering passwords, addresses, bank account numbers. ,…

In a class-action lawsuit filed in San Francisco federal court on September 22, two Facebook users accused the social networking platform of violating App Tracking Transparency (ATT) regulations. ) as well as laws restricting unauthorized collection of personal data.

Applied by Apple from 2021 on iOS 14.5 version, ATT forces app developers to add pop-ups with content asking users to allow 3rd party apps and websites to collect data. theirs if desired.

A similar lawsuit was filed in this court last week, according to Bloomberg.

However, a representative for Meta said the allegations were “unfounded” and the company will defend itself. According to Meta, the browser inside the Facebook app always respects a user’s privacy choices, including how data can be used for advertising.

Refer to Forbes, Bloomberg

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