Facebook and Instagram News: San Francisco: Meta-owned Facebook and Instagram are the most aggressive apps in terms of taking data from your phone. This has been revealed in a new report. Cybersecurity company Surfshark conducted research analyzing 100 popular apps and they found that Facebook and Instagram are the most “data hungry”.
“Both apps collect all 32 data points as defined by Apple and are the only two apps to do so,” he said. Facebook and Instagram used seven out of 32 user data points for tracking, including name, physical address and phone number.
The rest were used to identify users, but not for tracking, the report said. Although X (formerly Twitter) collected less user data, its reluctance to share it with outside parties was minimal at best.
Of the 22 data types it collected and linked to individuals, about half were used for tracking. In total, 10 social media and messaging applications were included in the research and it was found that these apps collected a higher than average amount of user data.
Meanwhile, a US judge has ruled that Meta founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg must testify in a deposition as part of an ongoing lawsuit in Texas regarding the company’s facial recognition technology.
The provincial court has rejected Meta’s latest appeal for relief from an order forcing Zuckerberg to give an oral statement at an undisclosed date, according to a ruling handed down Tuesday by Justice Jeff Rambin, CNBC reports. The demand was made.