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

February 22, 2019

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 the Onavo VPN app were used, as well as what apps and features were popular with consumers. After recent reports unearthed the true purpose of Onavo, Facebook reverted to a different ruse, paying customers including teenagers a monthly fee for access to their activities on smartphones. Facebook says the research program wasn’t secret but, at the same time, it did everything it could to hide its involvement until the very last minute.

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