New Delhi. How would you feel if you found out that Facebook is tracking your location, including how you use your phone at all times? What’s more, even if you don’t give access to your location, Facebook can still guess your exact location. Not only this, after reading your pattern, you can put you in the group of users matching the same vibration pattern. Obviously, you will not be happy knowing this. All this information is recorded through the accelerometer.
This is to say of cyber security researchers Talal Haj Bakery and Tommy Mysk. The researcher has said these shocking things for iPhone users in a statement to Forbes. That said, for now there is no way for Facebook to turn off accelerometer tracking. However, there may be a way that you can stop Facebook spying for the time being by deleting the app.
How does accelerometer work?
Explain that the accelerometer records your location data based on your movements and thus Facebook can track where and when you are at a certain time of day. In this way Facebook can trace your behavior and habits.
With the help of data, Facebook can allegedly connect you with people around you, even if they are strangers. Not only this, the accelerometer data can also reportedly help Facebook know whether you are lying down, sitting or walking while using an app.
Warning for iPhone Users
Cyber security researchers Talal Haj Bakery and Tommy Mysk warned in a statement to Forbes that ‘Facebook keeps reading accelerometer data all the time. Even if you don’t allow Facebook to access your location, the app can still estimate your exact location, pairing you with users matching the same vibration patterns that your phone’s accelerometer records. Is.
He also mentioned that this problem affects Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp, however, with WhatsApp, it is possible to disable this feature. Tommy Misk also said in the report that he also tested Tiktok, WeChat, iMessage, Telegram and Signal and found that they track user activities. Do not use the accelerometer to do this.