Facebook, now known as Meta, has been nailed for spying on users by injecting code that will allow Meta to track a user's activity on the internet.
Meta's cover was blown by privacy researcher Felix Krause who said, "The Instagram app injects their tracking code into every website shown, including when clicking on ads, enabling them [to] monitor all user interactions, like every button and link tapped, text selections, screenshots, as well as any form inputs, like passwords, addresses and credit card numbers."
One interaction can give Meta the tools they need to collect every bit of information they could ever need about someone.
Meta claimed that the data was only used to further enhance targeted advertising, but the reality is they still possess the entirety of an individual's internet footprint.
A spokesperson stated that "We intentionally developed this code to honor people's [Ask to track] choices on our platforms. The code allows us to aggregate user data before using it for targeted advertising or measurement purposes. We do not add any pixels. Code is injected so that we can aggregate conversion events from pixels."
That statement would have been believable had it not taken a dedicated expert to uncover their insidious plot. Meta is collecting every American's data and there is untold danger if this is allowed to continue.
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