Tax Filing Software Sent Sensitive User Information to Facebook: Report
Popular tax filing software, such as TaxAct, TaxSlayer, and H&R Block, reportedly violated financial privacy by sending sensitive personal information to Meta’s Facebook.
Meta’s Pixels, Facebook’s widely used code that tracks user activity on the internet, allowed the social media giant to secretly receive personal financial information through online tax filing services, according to a joint investigative report by The Markup and The Verge on Nov. 22.
The unauthorized data collection was discovered earlier this year by The Markup, in a project with Mozilla Rally called “Pixel Hunt,” in which participants installed a browser extension that sent the investigators a copy of all data shared with Meta through the pixel….
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