The Facebook-owned Onavo VPN app is to be pulled off the Google Play Store. This comes following the backlash against the social media giant following a TechCrunch investigation that revealed the app was nothing more than a funnel Facebook uses to harvest data from people including teens.
Onavo was an unpaid app purporting to be a VPN, and just like we feature in this article here. The VPN was not the answer to your prayers; if you were praying for a free VPN app. The app was Facebook’s funnel for conducting research on the market.
Following the unveiling of the hidden real motive behind the app. Facebook now plans to shut down immediately all activities of pulling users’ personal data and work (in the short-term) as a VPN. During that short time, users are expected to be looking for (and making the switch to) a replacement VPN app.
The social network also ceased all recruitment of new users for the Research app that still runs on Android but was kicked off the App Store. Apple moved fast to shut down the app …read more