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Facebook being sued for allegedly spying on Instagram users, again

This time through the unauthorised use of their mobile phone cameras

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Facebook is again being sued for allegedly spying on Instagram users, this time through the unauthorised use of their mobile phone cameras. The lawsuit springs from media reports in July that the photo-sharing app appeared to be accessing iPhone cameras even when they weren’t actively being used. Facebook denied the reports and blamed a bug, which it said it was correcting, for triggering what it described as false notifications that Instagram was accessing iPhone cameras.
 
In the complaint filed Thursday in federal court in San Francisco, New Jersey Instagram user Brittany Conditi contends the app’s use of the camera is

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First Published: Sep 19 2020 | 1:33 AM IST

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