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Facebook sues two Chrome extension devs for scraping user data

Facebook filed a lawsuit today in Portugal against two Portuguese nationals for developing browser extensions that scraped user data from Facebook sites. All extensions were developed by a software company named “Oink and Stuff,” specialized in creating Android apps and browser extensions for Chrome, Firefox, Opera, and Microsoft Edge.

While the company develops a wide array of browser extension, Facebook said it found data collection-related malicious behavior inside four extensions named Web for Instagram plus DM, Blue Messenger, Emoji keyboard, and Green Messenger, which Facebook said “functioned like spyware.”

Source: Facebook sues two Chrome extension devs for scraping user data | ZDNet

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