During checkout from faasos, I observed that there are several requests going to Facebook, which carries your Faasos details without user’s consent.
I reported the issue to Facebook that closed my report saying:
“Unfortunately what you have described is not currently covered by this program, We will follow up with you regarding any questions we may have.” (Data Abuse BBP).
Well, we all are aware that we have been tracked for years! Whatever we search on the Internet no matter what object it is, in a day or hours it will be on your suggestion or an advertisement banner.
This is the most recent example: Google is always listening: Live Test
I really love eating veg warps from faasos and it was a normal day when I did a checkout and ordered few of them, however, I have a very bad habit of capturing packets.
What I observed was, there were few `GET` & `POST` request of Facebook as well in between checkout of Faasos at that time I didn’t pay much attention to it. On the same day, I created a test account on Faasos to dig more and clicked on some random wraps, went till checkout and guess what I was still able to see those Facebook request.
I cleared all my history, cookies etc. for the entire day, and thought of doing again, All the request start from login to Faasos, and browsing your items in it.
Goes only to `*faasos.io` based asset but as soon as you press checkout a `GET` request goes to Facebook which carries my juicy information of Faasos which also include my ordering details. (Strange) Apart from that, I start getting suggestions on my Facebook wall regarding Faasos.
Okay, then I thought of reporting it to Facebook under Data Abuse Bounty Program and we had a long discussion about this, they (Facebook Security Team) also told me to connect with Faasos Security team and I did the same.
However, Faasos security team are not much active, they finally replied me after 4-5 days saying:
“Hey Dhiraj, This tool helps us understand the customer better and show them more appropriate adverts.”
I asked them specifically about tool and where it is been deployed and what all it collects – No reply yet, that’s bad I “personally” feel Faasos been a data-broker over here.
While collecting such info Faasos don’t even take user’s consent. I have seen many application’s which take users consent for such things.
That gives lot more understanding of my bug as well, or specifically look the above video from 3.47.25 to 3.51.40 Mins.