Alert! Instagram can track your online activity
Instagram can track your online activity, including text options and even text input like passwords, sensitive credit card details, etc. Find all the details.
According to the latest report, an analysis conducted by Felix Krause on the iOS platform, Instagram can track users' web activity through an in-app browser. The report also shares that it can track users' text options and input, credit card information, passwords, and other sensitive details. This is possible if users click the link within the app.
The latest report claims that Instagram and Facebook use their own in-app browser. Most apps on Apple iPhones use the default Safari browser. MacRumors reported that these social media platforms use their own in-app browsers to open websites or links within the app.
"This allows Instagram to monitor everything happening on external websites without the consent from the user, nor the website provider. The Instagram app injects its tracking code into every website shown, including when clicking on ads, enabling them to monitor all user interactions, like every button & link tapped, text selections, screenshots, as well as any form inputs, like passwords, addresses, and credit card numbers," Krause shares in his report.
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In particular, it indicates that there is no confirmation that the social media platforms owned by Meta, such as Facebook and Instagram, have collected user data or not. Disclaimer: Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by The Hans India staff and is published from a syndicated feed.