World »  Topic »  Facebook Embeds 'Hidden Codes' To Track Who Sees And Shares Your Photos, Report

Facebook Embeds 'Hidden Codes' To Track Who Sees And Shares Your Photos, Report


Facebook has become synonymous with privacy violations in the year since Cambridge Analytica came to light. Now in the same week that details of the record $5 billion FTC fine emerged, an Australian cyber researcher has reopened a years-old debate as to whether the social media giant is embedding "hidden codes" in photos uploaded by users onto the site.

"Facebook is embedding tracking data inside photos you download," Edin Jusupovic claimed on Twitter, explaining he had "noticed a structural abnormality when looking at a hex dump of an image file from an unknown origin only to discover it contained what ...


Read the full text forbes