They found that Facebook’s “Meta Pixel” scrapes data from free online tax prep sites including H&R Block, TaxAct, and many others. They subtly operated in plain sight without some companies even noticing; now they’re all in damage control mode.
And again, we learn that nothing – even tax software endorsed by our government – is truly free.
Trust The Zuck?
Data taken includes income, student loan debt for dependents, the amount of citizens’ last tax refunds, and more.
Facebook exploits – and profits from – this private financial information. This same data typically requires a subpoena as part of a legal proceeding; even then, records are often sealed.
It’s no secret that they don’t guard our data. Facebookrecently fired several employees and contractors for hacking into user data and selling it to third parties.
Do you trust The Zuck with your family’s financial information?
Thanksgiving is upon us and the Martha Stewarts of the world are back to tell us how to have a delicious, gracious holiday. All of it is useless crap, folks. I’m going to clue you in to the REAL Thanksgiving tips you need to know. The last one is my secret go-to, sure-fire, undetectable tactic for avoiding awful relatives. Frozen Solid Your turkey is an explosive device. TL;DR: don’t put […]