New Jersey user accuses Facebook of spying through camera on Instagram App

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Facebook has been sued once again for spying on Instagram users by unauthorized use of their mobile phone cameras. The lawsuit has been proved by media reports shared in July which stated that Facebook was accessing iPhone cameras when they were not being used.

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Facebook has however denied these reports and has said that they were fixing a bug for triggering the false notifications by Instagram stating the access of iPhone cameras. A complaint has been filed at a federal court in San Francisco by a user from New Jersey named Brittany Conditi who said that the use of camera by Facebook is intentional and is done to collect the lucrative and valuable data on its users that it would not have access to.

The complaint further says that by obtaining the private and intimate personal data of the users including the privacy of their homes, Instagram and Facebook can collect the valuable insights and market research.

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Facebook has however not commented anything on this regard. In a case filed last month, Facebook has been accused of using facial recognition feature to illegally harvest the biometric data of more than 100 million Instagram users. Facebook has denied this claim as well and has clearly stated that Instagram does not use face recognition feature.

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