The American tech giant, founded by Mark Zuckerberg, was suspected of tracking users of its products. Internal web browsers of Facebook and Instagram are used for this purpose. And although it is not necessary that the company purposefully collects confidential data, many users do not like this fact.
The ban tells about the secret of the internal browsers of the most popular social networks in the world.
How Facebook and Instagram track users online
“Instagram [and Facebook as well] injects its tracking code into every website that is displayed in the internal browser, including when an ad is clicked, allowing them [to track] all user interactions: any click and follow-through, text selection , screenshots, and any input, such as passwords and credit card numbers,” explained former Google engineer and cybersecurity researcher Felix Krause.
He was able to find this out while testing the Facebook and Instagram apps for iOS. Starting with system version 14.5, Apple allows users to turn tracking on or off the first time they use apps using App Tracking Transparency (ATT).
Meta did not deny the use of the tracking code. But they explained that they needed it to aggregate user data for targeted advertising and research, such as in-app purchases.
Previously, Zaborona talked about an extension for Facebook called Feeds, with which you can view posts in chronological order, as well as updates to the main page of the social network.