Facebook accused of spying on users’ information

SAN FRANCISCO: Already under fire for misuse of users’ data after the Cambridge Analytica scandal came to light, a new filing in a California lawsuit now alleges that Facebook collected information on users and their friends through its apps.
The filing is part of a suit brought against Facebook in 2015 by now-defunct start-up Six4Three, CNET reported on Thursday.
The claims were made in a filing submitted last week to the superior court in San Mateo, California, the report said.
To collect the information, Facebook used several methods including tracking users’ locations, reading their text messages and accessing their photos on phones, according to the allegations as reported by the Guardian.
Documents filed in the court draw upon extensive confidential emails and messages between Facebook senior executives, the report said.— IANS