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The above means that TikTok in particular can track information about clicks on controls located on the given page, data entered through the keyboard or if you have taken a screenshot. So it basically works as a keylogger and can collect very sensitive user data.
A spokesperson for Meta, which owns Facebook and Instagram, responded to Krause’s findings, which he describes in detail on krausefx.com. It states that the tracking code was developed with ATT in mind, i.e. the ability of users to refuse to have their behavior tracked by applications on the Internet, and is intended only for “measurement purposes”.
These claims misrepresent how Meta’s in-app browser and Pixel work. We intentionally developed this code to honor people’s App Tracking Transparency (ATT) choices on our platforms. We have communicated this to the researcher.
— Andy Stone (@andymstone) August 11, 2022
How to behave properly?
Krause spoke in favor of canceling integrated browsers in applications, although there are also cases where their use is justified. For example, the application can redirect the person concerned to the company’s website. Therefore, it recommends that companies with applications using integrated browsers only open links leading to their own pages and display all external content in a classic (non-integrated) web browser. Instead, it strongly recommends users to choose to open the page in an (external) browser whenever possible.