Friday, August 24, 2018

Facebook was silently collecting unauthorized private data until it was forced to shut its Onavo Protect VPN app down

Facebook was silently collecting unauthorized private data until it was forced to shut its Onavo Protect VPN app down

Facebook just recently shut down its Onava Protect - VPN Security application. Had the social medium not done so itself, Apple would have done the job, since once again, Facebook is being accused of collecting sensitive, private data using the aforementioned app.

Even though the social network has recently emerged from the Cambridge Analytica scandal, with its reputation being tarnished, it seems that it has still not learned its lesson. In a recent meeting between Apple and Facebook, the former suggested that the VPN application is removed, since it violated the privacy rules and regulations. 

In response to these accusations, Facebook claimed that users who downloaded "Onavo VPN" app already knew the implications, and the data collections and usage strategies.

Apple's App Store removed Facebook’s Onavo Protect for gathering app data