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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

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…
June 11th, 2019|Tags: , , |

On Tuesday June 11, 2019, Josh Constine at TechCrunch wrote:
Now Facebook is relaunching its paid market research program, but this time with principles — namely transparency, fair compensation and safety.

They’ll be warned that Facebook will gather which apps are on their phone, how much time they spend using those apps, the app activity names of features they use in other apps, plus their country, device and network type.

Facebook promises it won’t snoop on user IDs, passwords or any of participants’ content, including photos, videos or messages. Rather than trying to guess based on their activity on its own app, it’s placeting its huge wallet to work so it can pay for an edge on the competition.

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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 5 articles on similar topics including facebook:
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