Urgent warning to delete Facebook NOW because the app constantly tracks your movements


Apple iPhone users are urged to remove their Facebook apps as the social media company has been exposed for allegedly implementing a secret tracking system.

Facebook is accused of exploiting people’s critical private data by using accelerometer data as a means to pinpoint locations and surreptitiously track app users and monitor activity.

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Apple iPhone users are urged to remove their Facebook apps as the social media company has been exposed for allegedly implementing a secret tracking system.Credit: AFP

THE “SECRET” TRACKER OF FACEBOOK

The Big Brother surveillance is apparently carried out by Facebook – even though users choose to prevent advertising and turn off location tracking modes in the Facebook app, according to a damning report from Forbes.

Cyber ​​security researchers Talal Haj Bakry and Tommy Mysk raised the red flag over Facebook’s alleged mobile assistant: “Facebook reads data from the accelerometer all the time,” the report explains.

The researchers claim that the tracking functions would have been performed without Facebook users being aware or chosen – come without any warning and the tracking function is indestructible; it cannot be disabled, the post noted.

Bakry and Mysk added, “If you don’t allow Facebook to access your location, the app can still infer your exact location only by grouping you together with users who match the same vibration pattern as the one recorded by the accelerometer of your phone.

FACEBOOK: “ENSURING THE FUNCTIONALITY OF THE CAMERA”

As Facebook tracks people’s movements and activities, given that the company’s app is unmatched in terms of downloads, the impact could affect more than a billion iPhones globally.

In response to its secret iPhone tracking of its users, Facebook attempted to explain the problem.

In a statement to Forbes, a representative for the company did not deny the tracking allegations and it appears that he tried to narrow down the reasons for the functionality of the user’s respective device.

It reads: “We use the accelerometer data for features like shake-to-report and to guarantee certain types of camera features, such as panning for a 360 degree photo or for the camera. “

But researcher Mysk is troubled by research revealing Facebook’s reach to users of its app.

JAW CUT ACCESS

“While the accelerometer data appears to be harmless,” he told Forbes, “it’s breathtaking what applications can compose from these measurements.”

This means that a person can use the device for a reason and it looks like the Facebook app can be used to access this sensitive information without consent.

He continued, “Apps can determine the user’s heart rate, movements and even the precise location. ”

“Worse, all iOS apps can read the measurements from this sensor without permission. In other words, the user wouldn’t know if an app is measuring their heart rate when using the app. “

WALKING PROBLEMS FACEBOOK

Facebook users’ rush to delete their accounts comes after a barrage of recent controversies against the ailing tech giant.

During this time, the company attempted to rebrand under a new name “Meta”.

On October 28, during the Facebook Connect virtual conference, founder Mark Zuckerberg announced the name change, arguing that the term “Facebook” was too closely related to that of the platform of the same name, launched in 2004.

“Facebook was born at a specific time, a college campus, the Web,” he said.

“More and more, that doesn’t encompass everything we do.

A former employee turned whistleblower, Frances Haugen, went public accusing Facebook’s news feed of hosting hate speech in an attempt to increase profits.

Haugen, a former product manager at the company, also disclosed internal Facebook research that appeared to show the company knew that Instagram, which is owned by Facebook, harms children. In response, users began to report that they were cutting the proverbial cord with social media. matron.

One person tweeted: “So their [sic] telling us that FB intentionally puts harmful content to keep us locked up. are we canceling FB or not? “

Another replied to this tweet: “I no longer have Facebook, but Ik IG is still theirs now and I’m ready to delete my account again like I did 4 years ago.”

A third said: “I really want to delete my Facebook account.”

The social media juggernaut has also been subjected to a series of outages that have taken its services, including WhatsApp and Instagram, offline on several occasions.

Facebook app users may not be able to prevent the company from tracking their movements and activities

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Facebook app users may not be able to prevent the company from tracking their movements and activitiesCredit: AFP
The social media company attempted to rebrand under a new name "Meta"

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Social media company attempted to rebrand under a new name “Meta”Credit: Getty
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