Meta (Facebook) is reportedly ‘rewriting’ websites visited by its users and tracking them across the web to find out what they look – it apparently ‘monitors all user interactions’ for advertising.
This means Facebook and Instagram can monitor everything from your Internet history to your ‘passwords, addresses, and credit card numbers.
A privacy researcher, 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.”
In a statement, Meta responded to the claims by saying: “We intentionally developed this code to honour people’s [tracking] choices on our platforms.
“The code allows us to aggregate user data before using it for targeted advertising or measurement purposes.”