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Sheryl Sandberg: Teens 'Consented' To Putting Facebook Spyware On Phones

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Published on January 31, 2019 - Duration: 00:44s

Sheryl Sandberg: Teens 'Consented' To Putting Facebook Spyware On Phones

On Tuesday, news broke via TechCrunch that Facebook ran a sketchy “Research” program involving paid participants who downloaded an app onto their phones that was capable of monitoring virtually everything that they did.

Gizmodo reports that It included in some cases teens as young as 13, who were recruited via social media ads that appeared designed to keep Facebook’s involvement low-profile.

The app appeared to be a version of Facebook’s Onavo Protect VPN, the iOS version of which got yanked from Apple’s App Store last year for violating rules on data collection.

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