Facebook Spying On Instagram Users Through Their Mobile Cameras; Case Filed
In a shocking revelation, it has been found that world’s biggest social media platform: Facebook is into spying their users, via their mobile cameras.
This has been found in the case of Instagram app, which Facebook owns.
There can be other instances of spying as well..
A lawsuit has been filed against Facebook for these allegations of spying.
2nd Lawsuit Against Facebook Over Spying
The first lawsuit over this case of spying Instagram users was filed in July this year,.
On the same issue, a second lawsuit has been filed yesterday against Facebook, and in this case, the main complaint is that Instagram users’ camera is being used for spying.
The complaint was filed in the Federal Court of San Francisco, which stated that By “obtaining extremely private and intimate personal data on their users, including in the privacy of their own homes,” Instagram and Facebook are able to collect “valuable insights and market research,”
As per the lawsuit, Facebook is intentionally using and controlling the mobile cameras of Instagram users, and spying on them.
Facebook Says It’s A Bug
During the last lawsuit on the same matter of spying, Facebook had pleaded non-guilty, and had said that the issue is related to a bug.
The 1st lawsuit was filed after it was found that iPhone users who are also Instagram users, are being spied by Facebook.
As per that lawsuit, Facebook is collecting facial recognition data of more than 100 million Instagram users, and harvesting that data for marketing and research purpose.
No Instagram user has ever provided a consent.
Facebook has denied these allegations, and have informed the Court that Instagram doesnt use face recognition technology.
We will keep you updated, as more details come in.