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Facebook users sue Meta, accusing the company of tracking on iOS through a loophole  

By Editor - Thu Sep 22, 1:40 pm

Apple’s major privacy update to iOS last year made it much more difficult for apps to track user behavior beyond their own borders, but a new lawsuit alleges that Facebook and Instagram parent company Meta kept snooping through a workaround. The complaint, filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California and embedded below, alleges that Meta evaded Apple’s new restrictions by monitoring users through Facebook’s in-app browser, which opens links within the app. The proposed class-action lawsuit, first reported by Bloomberg , could allow anyone affected to sign on, which in Facebook’s case might mean hundreds of millions of U.S. users. In the lawsuit, a pair of Facebook users allege that Meta is not only violating Apple’s policies, but breaking privacy laws at the state and federal level, including the Wiretap Act , which made it illegal to intercept electronic communications without consent. Another similar complaint (Mitchell v

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Facebook users sue Meta, accusing the company of tracking on iOS through a loophole

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