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Facebook’s new Study app pays adults for data after teen scandal

Facebook’s new Study app pays adults for data after teen scandal

June 11th, 2019|Tags: , , |

On Tuesday June 11, 2019, Josh Constine at TechCrunch wrote:
Facebook shut down its Research and Onavo programs after TechCrunch exposed how the company paid teenagers for root access to their phones to gain market data on competitors. Now Facebook is relaun…

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TechCrunch is a leading technology media property, dedicated to obsessively profiling startups, reviewing new Internet products, and breaking tech news. Josh Constine has recently written 10 articles on similar topics including facebook:
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  • "Facebook is updating the News Feed ranking algorithm to incorporate data from surveys about who you say are your closest friends and which links you find most worthwhile. Today Facebook announced it’s trained new classifiers based on patterns linking these surveys with usage data so it can be…". (May 20, 2019)
  • "With the look of someone betrayed, Facebook’s CEO has fired back at co-founder Chris Hughes and his brutal NYT op-ed calling for regulators to split up Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp. “When I read what he wrote, my main reaction was that what he’s proposing that we do isn’…". (May 14, 2019)
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