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Facebook Has Been Paying Teens For Access to Their Data Through Its Research VPN App

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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.

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 admitted to TechCrunch it was running the Research program to gather data on usage habits.

Apple quickly banned the app from the App Store before Facebook had a chance to voluntarily remove it.

Curated from TechCrunch

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