Meta is suing for bypassing Apple’s privacy rules to collect data

Washington: Tech giant Meta Platforms Inc is facing a class action proposal claiming it would build a covert safeguards solution that Apple Inc launched last year to protect iPhone users from tracking their internet activity .

In their complaint filed in San Francisco federal court Wednesday, two Facebook users accused the company of circumventing Apple’s 2021 privacy rules and violating state and federal laws restricting unauthorized collection of personal data, he said. Bloomberg reported.

This comes after a similar complaint was filed in San Francisco federal court last week.

The complaints were filed with the court based on a report by data privacy researcher Felix Krause.

Previously, Krause said Apple’s Meta Facebook and Instagram apps for iOS inject JavaScript code on websites users visit. She said the code allowed apps to track “everything you do on any website,” including typing passwords, the Bloomberg report said.

According to the complaint, Facebook bypasses Apple’s privacy rules by opening web links in an in-app browser, rather than in the user’s default browser. “This allows Meta to intercept, monitor and record the interactions and communications of its users with third parties, providing data to Meta that it aggregates, analyzes and uses to increase its advertising revenues,” according to the cause.

(With input from agencies)

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