Facebook accused of viewing Instagram users through camera


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Facebook Inc. is again being sued for allegedly spying on Instagram users, this time through unauthorized use of their mobile phone cameras.

Litigation hits Media reports In July, photo-sharing apps appeared to access iPhone cameras, even when they were not being actively used.

Facebook denied Blamed the reports and a bug that he said was correct, triggering what he described as false information that Instagram was accessing iPhone cameras.

In a complaint filed Thursday in federal court in San Francisco, New Jersey Instagram user Brittany Conditti said the camera’s app was used intentionally and aimed at “engaging and collecting valuable data on its users” Will not access otherwise. ” . ”

“By acquiring extremely private and intimate personal data on their users, including the privacy of their homes,” Instagram and Facebook are able to collect “valuable insights and market research” according to the complaint.

Facebook declined to comment.

In The lawsuit was filed last month, accusing Facebook of using facial recognition technology to illegally cut biometric data of more than 100 million Instagram users. Facebook denied the claim, saying that Instagram does not use face recognition technology.

Case Conditti v. Instagram, LLC, 20-cv-06534, is from the US District Court, Northern District of California (San Francisco).

(Updated with comments on Facebook.)

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