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Lawsuit accuses Facebook and Instagram of spying on users via smartphone cameras

1 month ago   |   By Phone Arena

Facebook is being sued for allegedly spying on Instagram users through the unauthorized use of a mobile camera on a handset. During July, there was talk that Instagram was accessing cameras on iPhone models even when the camera wasn't actually being used. Facebook denied that it was using iPhone cameras to spy on Instagram users and instead it blamed a bug which it said it was fixing; the bug, according to Facebook, pushed out incorrect notifications saying that Instagram was accessing iPhone cameras.Facebook, Instagram accused of spying on users through their smartphones' cameras
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Lawsuit Alleges Instagram Is Spying On You Through Your Camera

Lawsuit Alleges Instagram Is Spying On You Through Your Camera

1 month ago   |   By Ubergizmo

Social media platforms like Facebook and Instagram have a rather unnerving and uncanny way of surfacing ads on products that you talk about with to your friends, to the point where some have floated conspiracy theories that these companies are actually spying on users through their cameras and microphones. Now a new lawsuit has been filed against Instagram in which according to Brittany Conditi, the person filing the lawsuit, she claims that the company is using your phone's camera to spy on you and to collect “lucrative and valuable data on its users that it would not otherwise have...
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