Apple users file lawsuit against Facebook & Instagram over data privacy
Apple users have filed a class action case alleging Facebook and Instagram parent company Meta is still tracking their activity on their iPhones even though they “opted out” of tracking.
The lawsuit, filed in Federal Court, claims Meta violated the Invasion of Privacy Act and the Wiretap Act. The plaintiffs in the case claim they had the Facebook, Instagram, or Messenger app on their iPhones but had their private browsing activity and communications intercepted, monitored, and recorded by the Meta browsers.
Meta continues to abuse its users by stealing private information
The lawsuit alleges Meta does all of this without the user’s consent or knowledge. This activity gives Meta access to the user’s most private information, including text messages, personal health details, financial information, personally identifiable information, and more.
“Meta is valued at over $80 billion. When a corporation of that size flaunts state and federal laws, citizens have little to no recourse,” said Kiley Grombacher. “Despite previous lawsuits, despite being taken to task by Congress, and public outcry, Meta continues to abuse its users by stealing their private information and turning anyone unsuspecting users of Facebook or Instagram into profit centers whether the user agrees to it or not.”