As the plaintiff states, Instagram collects confidential data about its users through unauthorized access to their devices.
In San-Francisco, there is another lawsuit filed against Facebook. A New Jersey resident Brittany Conditi believes that Facebook and Instagram collect personal data of their users by accessing their iPhone cameras. Thus, according to Conditi, the company gets valuable information that can be used in market research. The social network refused to provide any comments.
This is not the first time in the history of the company. In July of this year, Instagram has been already accused of getting access to smartphone cameras even when the application was inactive. Facebook denied these accusations, saying that the camera usage notifications were erroneous and that they fixed this bug. Before that, there were similar accusations of using face recognition technologies and collecting users’ biometric data. This information was also denied.
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