Facebook accused of spying on users through a phone camera
A lawsuit was filed against Facebook about possible spying on Instagram users through a phone video camera. Writes about it "Voice of America".
New Jersey-based Instagram user Brittany Condit has filed a lawsuit in federal court in San Francisco, California. She believes that Facebook deliberately used a cell phone camera when people used the Instagram application "to collect useful and valuable information about their users that the company could not otherwise obtain."
“With extremely private and intimate personal data about its users, particularly their homes, Facebook can now increase its ad revenue by targeting user needs more than ever,” the lawsuit says. "For example, Facebook can see in real time how users are responding to advertisements on Instagram, providing them with extremely valuable information for their advertisers."
Earlier this summer, Facebook denied such allegations and blamed a system malfunction, which it is now fixing. The company said that due to the malfunction, users received false reports that Instagram is using the iPhone camera.
Another lawsuit was filed against Facebook this summer through the use of facial recognition technology to illegally collect biometric data. Facebook has been accused of using facial recognition technology to illegally collect biometric data from its more than 100 million Instagram users. Facebook denied this claim and stated that Instagram does not use facial recognition technology. As part of the settlement agreement, the company offered $ 650 million worldwide, writes Bloomberg.
Facebook has not yet commented on the information about the new lawsuit.
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