A number of iOS users filed a class-action lawsuit against Meta for collecting their personal activity data without their consent.
Those affected report having opted-out of the feature beforehand, and claim that Apple found a workaround in their latest privacy update to make that possible.
Last year, Apple changed their rules for iOS developers, making it mandatory for them to ask a user’s permission before their apps are allowed to collect tracking data.
Meta skirted these updates by automatically opening links in Facebook’s in-app browser rather than the user’s default browser.
The Willis v. Meta Platforms Inc., 22-cv-05376 class-action lawsuit claims this behavior violates state and federal laws limiting unauthorized collection of personal data, but this would have to be further proved in court. His discovery pertained to the case of TikTok’s iOS in-app browser monitoring all keyboard input and screen taps.
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