And from the Criminal Enterprise Formerly Known as Facebook™
Once again, they are violating their users’ privacy, in this case, in partnership with a number of hospitals, https://www.theverge.com/2022/8/2/23288612/meta-hosptials-sued-patient-privacy-facebook-data-hipaa.
Facebook is trying to blame the hospitals, and perhaps they are liable too, but this is illegal as hell:
Facebook’s parent company Meta and major US hospitals violated medical privacy laws with a tracking tool that sends health information to Facebook, two proposed class-action lawsuits allege.
The lawsuits, filed in the Northern District of California in June and July, focus on the Meta Pixel tracking tool. The tool can be installed on websites to provide analytics on Facebook and Instagram ads. It also collects information about how people click around and input information into those websites.
An investigation by The Markup in early June found that 33 of the top 100 hospitals in the United States use the Meta Pixel on their websites. At seven hospitals, it was installed on password-protected patient portals. The investigation found that the tool was sending information about patient health conditions, doctor appointments, and medication allergies to Facebook.
In one of the lawsuits, a patient says that her medical information was sent to Facebook by the Meta Pixel tool on the University of California San Francisco and Dignity Health patient portals (those hospitals are also defendants in the suit). The patient then was served advertisements targeted to her heart and knee conditions, the lawsuit says.
Zuckerberg, and his demonic spawn, have been unethical since the founding of Facebook.
A slap on the wrist and a few bucks fine won’t mean anything. Zuck needs to be marched out of the Meta offices in handcuffs.