Meta Platforms Inc (NASDAQ: FB), popularly known as Facebook, is in trouble, thanks to whistleblowers who have brought to the light the alleged data tracking issue.
Location harvesting remains active, despite data tracking being disabled
According to reports, the location harvesting remains active despite the data tracking feature being disabled on both the social media platform and the application settings. It means any user who constantly is logged on to this respective social media platform could be subject to movements being monitored without being cautioned about it.
Apple Inc’s (NASDAQ: AAPL) innovation supports this claim
Apple Inc’s (NASDAQ: AAPL) innovative supports the tracking claim. The group’s privacy innovations have exposed Facebook’s web trackers, which are believed to chase users on applications and websites. Ever since this news of data tracking and data harvesting has been reported, revenue from advertising has taken the backseat for Facebook.
Here is how users can be shielded
One of the best ways to stay guarded in the virtual space is to deactivate the account on Facebook, and better still is to refrain from using the social media platform. Apple Inc users can deny granting tracking permission on the gadgets. Android users can be careful about the permissions for disabling the tracking cookies option.
Donald Trump drops several hundred positions on the Forbes’ Billionaire list
Donald Trump, the former U.S. President, has a business empire. However, according to recently shared numbers, he has dropped nearly 300 positions on the Forbes’ Billionaire list. This news became the most famous news-related U.S. Facebook link post in 2021. U.S. pastor Franklin Graham shared a news report, courtesy of USA Today. According to data compiled by CrowdTangle, the social media tracking firm, the post received over nine hundred thousand reactions and more than one hundred thousand comments. It was shared more than one hundred thousand times.
Facebook and Apple are fighting a hiring war
While Facebook recently recruited nearly 100 engineers from Apple, the latter too has employed key Facebook staff. As a result, both Facebook and Apple are fighting a hiring war.