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The "Apple Move" is not "crippling" for Facebook except perhaps for a few days productivity on one platform client; however it _is_ a demonstration of deeply sloppy fuckwittage by whatever team are charged with carrying the #Onavo flag forwards on iOS.
My rant from yesterday, stands; and from feedback I'll adapt my position on #3 somewhat: when you grow to be big enough, perhaps it behooves you to take extra steps to demonstrate clean hands — which the #Onavo data-collection approach did not:

It's quite good to see that #Google looked at the #Facebook mess and decided to do a very quick about-turn with their similar product: techcrunch.com/2019/01/30/goo…
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1/ Looking at the press, I strongly believe that if @Facebook wants its envisioned end-to-end unification of the #Messenger, #WhatsApp and #Instagram platforms to work, that it needs to dump #Onavo and kick it to the kerb.
2/ That said: I believe there's nuance — if competent people want to sign up for a service, even get paid for it, and it involves them being watched like lab rats and they are informed of this, then fine, go for it, knock yourselves out, enjoy the free service or the income.
3/ Mentally I put this sort of observation/monitoring stuff in much the same space as "Nielsen", and the primary disgust that people exhibit here is because "it's Facebook" — feel free to change my mind?
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Facebook pays teens to install AppStore-banned vpn deep root surveillance kit onavo tcrn.ch/2Wo1J4J

May I present GDPR Article 8
GDPR on requirements for children
#GDPR. If any parent finds #onavo on a device used by a minor under 16 and is an EU citizen or a dual citizen, you may wish to contact the appropriate data protection authority and/or the Irish DPA and file a complaint and/or seek data rights counsel.
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Android Legitimate Spyware with 10M+ installs.

App #Onavo owned by Facebook, is VPN service that collects your:
- mobile traffic
- location
- installed/opened apps
- visited websites

This app should hide your traffic & increase privacy, instead it collects it.
Visited web sites, launched & installed apps and others are stored in plaintext in database. Not accessible without root.
Based on their Privacy Policy, they have been gathering user's personal data since 2013.
If you ever used #Onavo app, your traffic is stored on Facebook servers probably forever.
They share same terms & conditions for different app versions.
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