Yes, IOS-14 is your friend. It is about time the default for data collection is set to opt-out. Enough hunting for deep links to cancel automatic opt-in by apps accessing stuff that is none of their business. We need more lawsuits like this one. Conditi v. Instagram, LLC, 20-cv-06534, U.S. District Court, Northern District of California (San Francisco)
Instagram was caught red-handed (en flagrant délit) accessing user cam while not in use
This should alert all y\’all about the true purpose of every single app you have in your phones. Each app by default 100% does stuff behind your back (watching, collecting, communicating) while you\’re using other apps, which means your personal information and all your clients\’ confidential information is systematically accessed by several apps, although you can only use one app at a time.
Instagram is the tip of the iceberg
FaceApp, the Russian app that can morph a photographed face into older or younger versions of said face, has access to all your photos and camera. This access is conditional to using the app. Do you think a Russian app would be spying on your photos and access your camera, without you using it? Absolutely. That\’s why the app is so consistently amazing and almost entirely free.
If you scan documents with your phone, FaceApp knows about them, because it collects user\’s photos for the purpose of \”improving your experience\” of using the app, which is a redundant rationale of apps serving as a universal excuse to violate user\’s privacy.