According to the recent report from Meta, Instagram can now track the behavior and data of users. It gets access to the information via the in-app browser. The new update that came on Instagram has the injected java code inside that allows the popular social network to watch for its users.
The news was revealed by Felix Krause, the owner of Fastlane, the open source platform that simplifies deployment for iOS and Android. Krause says that Instagram has already injected the code into every website on their platform, including the stores' websites sharing ads via links. When the user taps the link to another website from Instagram, the company allows opening this window with the page you need inside the in-app browser. It is not opened in the browser by default on your device. Instagram keeps tracking your activity this way.
Moreover, Instagram puts its code on every website you enter using the social network. You may try the App Tracking Transparency feature on the iOS platform if you want to select those websites you want to grant permission to track the data.
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