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Facebook is pushing a VPN it owns to collect user information

almost 4 years ago by IanDorfman

Five years ago, Facebook fully acquired the virtual private network Small Onavo Protect iconOnavo Protect . Five years later, Facebook has included a link to download the software in its Small iOS iconiOS app in the United States.

According to TechCrunch (https://techcrunch.com/2018/02/12/facebook-starts-pushing-its-data-tracking-onavo-vpn-within-its-main-mobile-app/), this occurred previously two years ago in the United Kingdom, also on iOS.

This move raises multiple privacy concerns, as Facebook does not disclose ownership of the application, and, according to Onavo’s Small Apple App Store iconApple App Store description, collects user’s browsing data for Facebook (it “improve[s] Facebook products and services, gain insights into the products and service people value, and build better experiences.”)

For users who are looking for alternatives to Small Facebook iconFacebook or Small Onavo Protect iconOnavo Protect in light of this move, you’ve come to the right place.

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