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Facebook Just Pulled an iOS App That Tracked Teens’ Phone Use in Exchange for Cash

January 30, 2019

Via: Fortune

Facebook will remove an app from Apple’s iOS platform that allows it to monitor almost everything users do on their iPhones, most likely because that level of access is banned under Apple’s rules. The app, which was available via third-party beta-testing services rather than the App Store, is intended for use by teens and millennials, as a way of learning more about how they use their phones.

The app, Facebook Research, is similar to the Onavo Protect app that Apple effectively kicked off its platform last August.

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