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Facebook paid teens $ 20 / month for all their data



The rise of money in the economy, such as ours, could be tempting to shout "Take my data !!" to Facebook if they pay you, but unfortunately it becomes another huge scandal for social media giants that seem to be unable to avoid mistakes.


So what exactly did they do this time?

It turns out that Facebook secretly pays people to install a "research VPN" that allowed the company to look at a person's phone and web activity. This app worked similar to the OnavoFacebook VPN, which was later banned. Onavo looked at all, used apps, your web traffic and your data. This recently discovered the "research app" worked quite similarly except the app was really under the radar.


After Apple banned Onavo, Facebook turned to this App, which rewarded teenagers and even adults who wanted to get root access to phones. Since 2016, users from 13 to 35 have paid up to $ 20 / month + transfer fees to sell their privacy by installing this app. The application requested users to display and send their Amazon order history pages. Apple has removed the app from the App Store, but as reported, it is still available on Android (I was not yet found).

Great deal?

It's tough, Facebook got the user's consent, but then there are more ethical issues; “Is the consent of a 13-year-old person really important? Considering the Facebook year of 2018, it seems that the company is taking less care of ethics, because after the scandal they are scandals.

If Facebook really takes care of user privacy, these scandals would not be permanent. Keep in mind that the Facebook business model is advertising, and it's really not about user privacy, so if you continue to use Facebook, you should be at peace with the probability that your data may be used in some way …


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