Big Brother strikes again
A study, conducted by Privacy International, shows that 61% of apps on Android send users data to Facebook. The tracking by the Zuckerberg company therefore involves both members and non-members of the social platform, making it a sort of Big Brother of the web.
Facebook has never been a novelty, but at this point we also need to consider apps like Tripadvisor, Skyscanner, Indeed and Duolingo , regularly in contact with Facebook servers via SDK (tool for developers). This happens through the Google advertising ID, an aggregator of information about our behavior through the web and apps in a single comprehensive database.
Both Facebook and Google turned a deaf ear, as always, stating that they were transparent about it. The advertising ID may actually be deactivated from the Google profile, but it is also true that this is not an immediate action for those who do not chew on the web or computer. After yet another security scandal concerning millions of other profiles, it seems that respect for privacy continues to be a taboo topic for the great Silicon Valley giants.