Facebook Wants To Buy Your Data

Facebook Wants To Buy Your Data

Facebook has been in the news a lot lately for privacy concerns. Earlier this year, Apple blocked their apps from the iOS store after it was discovered they were collecting user data. This was a violation of the App Store’s policies and so Facebook removed the “feature”. Now they’ve released a new app called Study. This app will collect data from the user and reward them with money. Essentially, they’re paying the user to share data with them.

Facebook claims Study will not track usernames or passwords and it will periodically remind people it is collecting their personal data. Study is currently only available for Android but should be coming to iOS soon. While Facebook is being more up front about this effort, many privacy analysts are concerned users won’t know what data is being collected or why.

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