Holy shit, Facebook is paying teenagers to install a root certificate on their phones so they can snoop on all of their internet traffic
Not a joke, this is actually a thing which is happening right now
@sir nothing about this is a good idea.
@sir They seem nice.
Onavo Protect is a garbage. Originally Facebook promoted it in third-world countries along with the Facebook Lite app. It's not a real VPN, it's more of a blatant man-in-the-middle attack.
@sir if you read the article, it's been going on since 2016 which means it's really got some traction and they have to have tens of thousands of people who've given up all their info by now.
@sir 20 bucks is 20 bucks
@sir oh my god
so you install a VPN that monitors all in/outcoming traffic and you get paid by facebook to do it?
this is by far the most blatant example of facebook spying on people i've ever seen
@sir thanks american corporate privacy invader oath for warning me about american corporate privacy invader facebook
@sir this is genuinely horrifying, no joke
@sir lol worst part is that im still considering it for the cash
@sir well it's good they're asking permission this time
@sir (extreme sarcasm)
@sir looks like Apple has banned it - https://www.theverge.com/2019/1/30/18203551/apple-facebook-blocked-internal-ios-apps
@sir My first thought was the same as yours. My second thought, at least they're paying them. Although, I don't think anyone under the age of 18 is informed to make that decision.
@sir oh please oh please Mr cook remove facebooks apps from the app store
@sir what the actual fuck
@sir In two days I delete FB permanently, that platform has gotten too big for its own good. It is an example of greed and unethical marketing. I won't miss it.
@sir I'd be okay with them doing this, if I expected Facebook to actually run the study with the level of security required of a government contractor -- and be accountable if there's a breach.
In reality there's a good 60% chance this experiment will lead to a massive data breach.
@sir Wow, I remember back when malicious programmers had to quietly sneak their way into being able to spy on someone. Now all they need to to is ask.
Virtual Privacy Neglecting
@sir suckers. they could be getting paid 5 times that to mod mastosoc
Probability that fb goog already are doing this. Caveat : dont use facebook apps. Ie whattsapp, insta or FB messenger
@sir I would love to read that article, but I literally can't figure how to get past their data collection consent form.
I am not allowed to watch this page until I allow them to spy in me (seriously).
Did they actually spy or do they just pay them to install VPN clients?
Sounds like FB will enforce Leftist groupthink.
@sir They flunked first grade ...
@sir Apple's already banning the application.
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