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Facebook stops controversial VPN app Onavo

Facebook pulls VPN app Onavo from the Google Play Store. It also stops the company with the acceptance of new participants for the controversial Facebook Research app, writes TechCrunch.

The Onavo Protect app stops with the collection of user data for marketing research, but remains useful as a VPN service. Eventually, it will also service to quit.

Onavo came at the beginning of last year, discredited, because the app users information shared with Facebook and its advertising partners. In August, Onavo by Facebook from the App Store removed, because it’s the rules Apple violated. In the Google Play Store was the VPN app still download.

No new members for Facebook Research

Facebook stops in addition, with the acquisition of new users for its Facebook Research app on Android. Existing studies remain to be performed. Facebook wants to be in the future paid market surveys continue to offer, but with clearer conditions.

Also Facebook Research was discredited. Facebook asked users between thirteen and 35 years to install the app for a fee of 20 dollars (18 euros) per month. In return, came to Facebook to know what sites and apps the participants on the internet use.

The app was made outside the App Store of Apple to download, via a developer program. That was not according to the rules, and therefore denied Apple Facebook access.

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