Facebook collects a lot of information about us and it is something that we have assumed, but do we really know what information it collects? Thanks to Apple’s privacy cards, we have been able to see all the information that Facebook obtains from us, and it is not little …
The issue of Apple’s privacy cards did not like Facebook at all and now we understand their discomfort. After the launch of the cards, many users have investigated in some applications such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, Messenger, etc. and they have taken their heads to discover how much information they collect from us without being fully aware.
This information is not manipulated, or anything, just enter the App Store, search for an application, scroll down and check the privacy cards.
In the case of Facebook, everything they collect from us is scary , and we already anticipate that more than half are not used for the app to function properly, but are the conditions that the company requires us to accept if we want to download its application.
What we see in the previous screenshot is only the reduced version , that is, without the subsections and without the specific data. On Twitter, several users have uploaded videos and screenshots of Facebook’s privacy card in the App Store.
Facebook asks for access to our gallery, location, personal data, contact, addresses, email, phone number , identifiers that detect the mobile we use, financial information, contacts, search history, device diagnostics, browsing history, data usage , sensitive information, purchase history, physical health, etc.
The fault is not with the privacy labels that Apple has implemented in its app store, but with Facebook and other companies and ourselves, because it is only us who decide if we want to continue giving away our data, or nip and eliminate those applications of our life.
Any app that wants to appear in the App Store must submit its privacy label and if it does not comply with Apple’s privacy requirements, the Cupertino company could prohibit you from entering its application store. In fact, Apple has already threatened Facebook to remove its applications from the App Store .