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FTC may be investigating Facebook's deals for Instagram and WhatsApp

The Federal Trade Commission is said to be looking into Facebook's purchases of other companies like Instagram and WhatsApp as part of an antitrust investigation. The agency is looking to find out
Facebook’s new Study app pays adults for data after teen scandal

Facebook’s new Study app pays adults for data after teen scandal

Facebook shut down its Research and Onavo programs after TechCrunch exposed how the company paid teenagers for root access to their phones to gain market data on competitors. Now Facebook is
Facebook Uses 2FA Phone Numbers to Help Other Users Find You

Facebook Uses 2FA Phone Numbers to Help Other Users Find You

Facebook has once again been caught abusing two-factor authentication for purposes beyond security. And once again, you can't stop it. If Facebook was a person who had treated any single individual as
Facebook to shut down Onavo app that harvested user data for market research

Facebook to shut down Onavo app that harvested user data for market research

Facebook is shutting down the Onavo VPN app, amid the latest privacy scandal that involves the social network. Onavo was framed as an app that kept user traffic safe, but it also harvested data that
Facebook VPN that snoops on users is pulled from Android store

Facebook VPN that snoops on users is pulled from Android store

Facebook also stops recruiting new users for controversial "Research" program.
Facebook Is Shutting Down Its Sneaky, Data-Harvesting VPN

Facebook Is Shutting Down Its Sneaky, Data-Harvesting VPN

Facebook’s Onavo VPN app has been dying a slow death since it was exposed as a clandestine data collection monster . The app was from the iOS app store for violating Apple’s rules and now Facebook has
Facebook will shut down the Onavo VPN app and its spying capabilities

Facebook will shut down the Onavo VPN app and its spying capabilities

Facebook used a VPN app for years to spy on the users that the same app should have been protecting against online threats. Facebook learned details about how devices running were used, as well as

Facebook shuts down Onavo VPN app following privacy scandal

Facebook has axed the Onavo VPN app for Android, pulling it from Google Play half a year after it yanked the iOS version from the Apple App Store. While Onavo was technically a VPN app that promised

To Facebook, your privacy is worth a $20 gift card

Another day, another Facebook controversy. The latest backlash follows a TechCrunch report that the company was secretly paying teenagers to access their data and basically monitor their every move on
Apple revokes Facebook’s developer certificate over data-snooping app—Google could be next

Apple revokes Facebook’s developer certificate over data-snooping app—Google could be next

Both bypassed the App Store to distribute their data-collection apps to users.
Apple revokes Facebook’s developer certificate over data-snooping app—Google could be next

Apple revokes Facebook’s developer certificate over data-snooping app—Google could be next

Both bypassed the App Store to distribute their data-collection apps to users.

Apple bans Facebook from running internal iOS apps following data misuse

Apple isn't taking chances just because Facebook is shutting down the iOS version of its controversial research app. The company told Recode in a statement that it was revoking the enterprise

Facebook cancels its all-spying, secret "research" program, Apple cancels Facebook's developer account

Yesterday, Techcruch published a deeply reported account of Facebook's "Project Atlas,", a "research" app whose users were paid up to $20/month (plus affiliate fees) to install on Ios devices, which
Facebook Is Paying Teens to Install a 'Research' App That Lets It Monitor Their Phones [Updated]

Facebook Is Paying Teens to Install a 'Research' App That Lets It Monitor Their Phones [Updated]

Facebook has stealthily launched a service similar to Onavo Protect, that claims to protect users’ privacy but actually collects and analyzes their data. This time it’s worse—Facebook is targeting
Facebook Is Paying Teens to Install a 'Research' App That Lets It Monitor Their Phones [Updated]

Facebook Is Paying Teens to Install a 'Research' App That Lets It Monitor Their Phones [Updated]

Facebook has stealthily launched a service similar to Onavo Protect, that claims to protect users’ privacy but actually collects and analyzes their data. This time it’s worse—Facebook is targeting
Facebook pays teens to install VPN that spies on them

Facebook pays teens to install VPN that spies on them

Desperate for data on its competitors, Facebook has been secretly paying people to install a “Facebook Research” VPN that lets the company suck in all of a user’s phone and web activity, similar to
Facebook Used Its VPN to Spy on Other Companies, Users

Facebook Used Its VPN to Spy on Other Companies, Users

A new data dump from the UK Parliament shows that Facebook collected data from Android users without notification, cut off developers that it felt threatened its own business, and used its VPN to spy

Seized cache of Facebook docs raise competition and consent questions

A UK parliamentary committee has published the cache of Facebook documents it dramatically seized last week. The documents were obtained by a legal discovery process by a startup that’s suing the
Facebook violates Apple’s data-gathering rules, pulls VPN from App Store

Facebook violates Apple’s data-gathering rules, pulls VPN from App Store

Data collected by the Onavo app lets Facebook see how people use their mobile devices.
Facebook violates Apple’s data-gathering rules, pulls VPN from App Store

Facebook violates Apple’s data-gathering rules, pulls VPN from App Store

Data collected by the Onavo app lets Facebook see how people use their mobile devices.