• Facebook sued for allegedly spying on users via in-app web browser

    13 days ago - By TechRadar

    Meta is being sued for allegedly gathering personally identifiable information on its Facebook and Instagram users without telling them. As per the lawsuit, the problem lies in how the company's Facebook and Instagram platforms handle internet links on an iOS device. Both apps have their own embedded internet browsers , the WKWebView, which render the pages when a user clicks on a link (as opposed to opening the links in, say, Safari, or Chrome). On the user's side, clicking a link would make it seem as if the app opened the page, rather than as if it was opened in a separate app. However...
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  • Facebook sued over allegations it sidestepped Apple's privacy protections to collect user data

    Facebook sued over allegations it sidestepped Apple's privacy protections to collect user data

    13 days ago - By Phys.org

    Two Facebook users are suing the social media platform's parent company, Meta Platforms Inc., for allegedly skirting around Apple's privacy protections and collecting user data through in-app browsers.
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