There is a new feature Facebook baked into its mobile app; under Settings > Protect. When you tap on Protect, the Facebook app leads you to the app store to download a new VPN Onavo Protect.
You might think the VPN is the answer to your prayers. I mean here is a VPN backed by a reputable company like Facebook, surely it ought to look out for your privacy compared to the other oceans of VPNs in the apps stores. It is common knowledge that while some VPN do encrypt your data barring ISP and hackers from knowing your online activities. It is also well documented that some VPN do spy on their users; stealing their data and sell them to marketers.
Speaking of marketers, is Facebook not the biggest marketing platform on Earth? Yes, Facebook’s app has been accused of spying on users. There have been allegations leveled online that the app arbitrary activates the microphone on your phone, even when you are not actively using the feature on Facebook that requires the mic access, to eavesdrop in on users.
Now, these are just allegations, right? Nonetheless, …read more