Fb VPN that snoops on customers is pulled from Android retailer

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Fb has pulled its privacy-invading Onavo Shield VPN app off the Google Play retailer and can reportedly cease gobbling up information from customers who nonetheless have the app on their gadgets.

Fb “will instantly stop pulling in information from [Onavo] customers for market analysis although it can proceed working as a Digital Personal Community within the quick time period to permit customers to discover a substitute,” TechCrunch reported yesterday.

Fb’s Onavo web site nonetheless exists, however hyperlinks to the Android and iOS apps are each damaged. Fb pulled the app from the iPhone and iPad App Retailer in August 2018 after Apple decided that Onavo violated its data-collection guidelines. Fb bought Onavo, an Israeli firm, in 2013.

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