Apple Removes Facebook Onavo App From Its App Store
Apple Removes Facebook Onavo App From Its App Store

The social network giant Facebook’s relationship with privacy issues has never been peaceful. While on the one hand, it advocates that users should be entitled to be protected, on the other hand, they want to collect as much as information is possible. However, now according to the latest reports, the tech giant Apple removed the social network giant Facebook’s Onavo VPN application from its app store.

Apple Removes Facebook Onavo App From Its App Store

The social network giant Facebook’s relationship with privacy issues has never been peaceful. While on the one hand, it advocates that users should be entitled to be protected, on the other hand, they want to collect as much as information is possible.

One of the tools they use to collect this information is Onavo, a VPN service, which aims to protect users and their privacy. Now for violating App Store rules, this app has been removed from the tech giant Apple’s well-known and well renowned App Store.

Despite being dedicated to protecting users, Onavo has always been seen as a problem of privacy and gathering sensitive information. This app reportedly collects information about the devices where it runs and about its users.

This is not a new situation and already several times the alert had been given, revealing the true intent of this VPN of the social network giant Facebook. Now, just only the tech giant Apple understands very well that it violates the rules of the App Store, hence, the tech giant Apple simply decided to remove Onavo VPN of the social network giant Facebook from its app store.

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The problem identified by the tech giant Apple is clear and was transmitted to the social network giant Facebook. Onavo is collecting and transmitting user information to a central point, which is then sold to third parties.

Based on this request from the tech giant Apple, the social network giant Facebook agreed to its instructions and removed Onavo from the App Store, leaving it to be available to all iOS users. However, anyone who already has the app installed can continue to use it, although it is not recommended.

The social network giant Facebook has always argued that Onavo did not collect sensitive information and only recorded which apps users used the most. The truth is that in addition to this information, it even managed to monitor the traffic that passed in its services and even the information that circulated there.

It has been known for a long time that this behavior of Onavo, but only now any action is taken by any firm and for all its users’ privacy, the tech giant Apple simply remove Onavo from its application store, hence, protecting users effectively.

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