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Facebook pulls Onavo VPN app

Facebook changes its data collection strategy to be more transparent and more sincere about what it does and for what reasons. This is according to TechCrunch, who found that Facebook's shady Onavo VPN app resigns, its Facebook Research app no ​​longer accepts new users, and that the company will now let people know exactly what they are being paid for. At the end of last month, the media discovered that Facebook almost secretly distributed a VPN app called Facebook Research, which was based on the Onavo app. It was distributed through beta test services such as Betabound and Applause. Users (mostly teenagers, but older people up to 35 years of age) had to pay $ 20 per month to use it, without knowing that Facebook collected a number of data about them, through the use of the app. It seems that the data Facebook collected with private messages in social media, chatting from instant messages &#821 1; including photos / videos sent to others, email, web searches, web browsing activity and even ongoing site information. Now, after public scream, Facebook takes Onavo from Play Store and no longer accepts people for the Research app. TechCrunch believes that Facebook without Onavo will lack a "powerful method of market research". Image Credit: Anthony Spadafora

Facebook changes its data collection strategy to be more transparent and more sincere about what it does and for what reasons.

This is according to TechCrunch, who found that Facebook’s shady Onavo VPN app resigns, its Facebook Research app no ​​longer accepts new users, and that the company will now let people know exactly what they are being paid for.

At the end of last month, the media discovered that Facebook almost secretly distributed a VPN app called Facebook Research, which was based on the Onavo app. It was distributed through beta test services such as Betabound and Applause.

Users (mostly teenagers, but older people up to 35 years of age) had to pay $ 20 per month to use it, without knowing that Facebook collected a number of data about them, through the use of the app.

It seems that the data Facebook collected with private messages in social media, chatting from instant messages &#821

1; including photos / videos sent to others, email, web searches, web browsing activity and even ongoing site information.

Now, after public scream, Facebook takes Onavo from Play Store and no longer accepts people for the Research app. TechCrunch believes that Facebook without Onavo will lack a “powerful method of market research”.

Image Credit: Anthony Spadafora

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