Facebook’s latest privacy debacle points to larger problem: Trust - CNET

It seems that the more connected we are, the more we are being tracked. This is because our online activity is valuable data for companies who are looking to better understand the habits of consumers so as to create better advertising campaigns, or to spot trends before they even happen.Unfortunately in some cases, this tracking feature isn’t always disclosed so publicly, and in some cases is masquerading as something else. In a report from TechCrunch, it seems that Facebook’s mobile app has a new “Protect” feature which prompts users to install Onavo Protect, a VPN client.However it seems that while it might be billed as a VPN client, the app actually ends up allowing Facebook to track its users. This is because Facebook had acquired Onavo back in 2013, meaning that any data Onavo has basically belongs to Facebook. Sure, at its core Onavo is still a VPN app that helps to warn users against malicious websites and also keep information secure while you browse the web, but like we said, that’s just on the surf

Facebook’s New ‘Onavo Protect’ VPN is a Spyware App

Facebook's new VPN feature gives the company specific information to datamine your online activity while pretending this presents a benefit to end users. Don't be fooled. The post Facebook’s ...

Wed 14 Feb 18 from Extremetech

Facebook App’s ‘Protect’ Feature Could Be Tracking Your Activity

It seems that the more connected we are, the more we are being tracked. This is because our online activity is valuable data for companies who are looking to better understand the habits of ...

Tue 13 Feb 18 from Ubergizmo

Facebook promotes a VPN under the Onavo brand that collects even more data on you

In case you haven’t noticed, the Facebook mobile app now has an option in its menu called "Protect." When you tap this function, you are redirected to the app store where you ...

Tue 13 Feb 18 from Techspot

Facebook is pushing its data-tracking Onavo VPN within its main mobile app

 Onavo Protect, the VPN client from the data-security app maker acquired by Facebook back in 2013, has now popped up in the Facebook app itself, under the banner “Protect” in ...

Mon 12 Feb 18 from TechCrunch

Facebook's Onavo Protect VPN Offers Less Privacy Protection Than Other Apps

The "Protect" menu item in Facebook's mobile apps refers users to the company's Onavo Protect VPN, but the tool falls short of basic privacy standards.

Thu 15 Feb 18 from Wired Security

Facebook wants to be bigger than Big Brother with the Onavo VPN

Onavo Protect, the name itself says that it will protect you. But does it?

Tue 13 Feb 18 from Techradar

Facebook wants to become the world’s biggest VPN provider

Providing online security, but more question marks than anything when it comes to privacy.

Tue 13 Feb 18 from Techradar

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