Facebook is changing its data collection strategy to make it more transparent and more advanced on what it does and why. The app no longer accepts new users and that from now on, the company will know people exactly what is being paid for.
Late last month, the media revealed that Facebook has almost secretly distributed a VPN application called Facebook Research, which is based on the Onavo app. It was distributed through beta testing services such as Betabound and Applause. many data about them, using the app.
Data collected by Facebook appears to include personal messages in social media applications, instant messaging calls – including photos / videos sent to others, emails, web searches, internet browsing activity, and even ongoing location information.
Now, after a public protest, Facebook takes Onavo from the Play Store and no longer accepts people for the Research app. TechCrunch believes that without Onavo, Facebook will lack a "powerful market research method."
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