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Facebook "Market Research" App for iOS Shuts Down

     
4:30 pm on Jan 30, 2019 (gmt 0)

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According to a report on techcrunch, Facebook has been paying for a research VPN to extract user's data from their phone. It's described as "market research" but, according to researchers, it has access to a great amount of detail.

Since 2016, Facebook has been paying users ages 13 to 35 up to $20 per month plus referral fees to sell their privacy by installing the iOS or Android “Facebook Research” app. Facebook even asked users to screenshot their Amazon order history page. The program is administered through beta testing services Applause, BetaBound and uTest to cloak Facebook’s involvement, and is referred to in some documentation as “Project Atlas” — a fitting name for Facebook’s effort to map new trends and rivals around the globe.

[techcrunch.com...]
It seems Facebook is shutting down the iOS version, but leaving the Android app running.
2:41 am on Jan 31, 2019 (gmt 0)

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Teens, minors, 13-15 year old KIDS... wow!

"Facebook even asked users to screenshot their Amazon order history page."
Vee must know vatt you are buying!
 

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