Shocking! Your Instagram online activity can be tracked, even credit card numbers, passwords
Instagram can track your online activity, including text selections and even text input, such as passwords, confidential credit card information, etc. Read all the details here. .
maybe Instagram really track your online activity? This latest report Say that! According to an analysis done by Felix Krause on iOS platform, Instagram may track the user’s web activity through the in-app browser. The report says that it can track a user’s text selections and text input, credit card information, as well as passwords and other confidential details. This is possible if the user clicks on the link inside the app.
The latest report claims that Instagram, like Facebook, use their own in-app browser. Most of the above apps Apple iPhone uses the default Safari browser. However, these social media platforms use their own in-app browsers to open web pages or in-app links, MacRumors reported.
“This allows Instagram to monitor everything that happens on external websites without the consent of the users, nor the website provider. The Instagram app injects its tracking code into every web page displayed, including when an ad is clicked, allowing them to track all user interactions, like every button and link clicked, selected text, screenshots, as well as any form inputs, such as passwords, addresses, and credit Krause mentioned in his report.
This is how Instagram follows Online user activity
Notably, it turns out that there is no confirmation that Meta-owned social media platforms like Facebook and Instagram have collected user data.