January 18, 2021

Facebook Sues Extensions Maker For Data Scraping – Delete Them Now

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Facebook is suing the maker of four Google Chrome browser extensions,  (owned and operated by a company named Oink and Stuff based in Myanmar aka Burma), claiming that the extensions scraped information from Facebook user profiles, and also collected personal information not related to Facebook.

“If the user visited the Facebook website, the extensions were programmed to scrape their name, user ID, gender, relationship status, age group and other information related to their account,” Facebook said in an official post.

The extensions, which appear to have been removed in the Chrome Web Store are:

  • Blue Messenger
  • Emoji keyboard
  • Green Messenger
  • Web for Instagram plus DM

All four extensions are owned and operated by a company named Oink and Stuff, whose website says they also make extensions for Edge, Firefox and Opera, plus Android apps.

If you don’t know how to disable or delete extensions in browsers, this should be able to help.

Via

Personally, I find Facebook useless and have nothing to do with it.

Just sayin’…


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