A breaking report has revealed various tax filing websites have been sending users’ data to Facebook.
Users’ data from the tax filing websites were sent to Facebook by a code called Meta Pixel.
Some of the tax filing sites that were caught sending data to Facebook were TaxAct, H&R Block, and TaxSlayer
A report by Fox News stated “names, email addresses, filing status, refund amounts, dependents’ college scholarship amounts, and information related to users’ income.”
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