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Meta Sued for Skirting Apple Privacy Rules to Snoop on Users

  • Lawsuits allege unauthorized collection of personal data
  • Meta denies claims, says it ‘respects users’ privacy choices’
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Meta Platforms Inc. was sued for allegedly building a secret work-around to safeguards that Apple Inc. launched last year to protect iPhone users from having their internet activity tracked.

In a proposed class-action complaint filed Wednesday in San Francisco federal court, two Facebook users accused the company of skirting Apple’s 2021 privacy rules and violating state and federal laws limiting the unauthorized collection of personal data. A similar complaint was filed in the same court last week.