Facebook Knows What You Are Doing On Your Phone Even If You Don't Use The Social Network
Facebook Knows What You Are Doing On Your Phone Even If You Don't Use The Social Network

We all know that the social network giant Facebook started as a social network, but, still, the social network giant Facebook has expanded its area of influence in recent years with the purchase of several tech companies. Hence, it tracks everything you do on your phone even if you are not using it.

Facebook Knows What You Are Doing On Your Phone Even If You Don’t Use The Social Network

Although it has started as a social network, still the social network giant Facebook has expanded its area of influence in recent years with the purchase of several companies, such as the Onavo VPN.

In recent times it has been discovered that the social network giant Facebook is using this application to collect user data and to know what websites and applications its users most use.

When we talk about Facebook, sometimes the idea is that we talk only on the social network. However, Facebook is not just about that, having in its portfolio several other companies where Instagram and Whatsapp stand out.

In 2013, the social network giant Facebook bought Onavo, an Israeli company that specializes in compression and mobile data statistics, owning Onavo Protect, a VPN application that protects user data, allows you to set limits on data, and monitors data consumption.

With the move to Facebook hands, the application that already has 24 million downloads only in the Android universe, started to store the information on Facebook servers, causing each application used or website visited by the user of Onavo Protect will stay Registered in the servers of the social network giant Facebook.

With this data, the social network giant Facebook can know when an application was used or a website visited, how often, and demographic details of users.

Onavo
Onavo

According to statements by Ashkan Soltani, former CTO of the US Federal Trade Commission, the social network giant Facebook instead of using the data for advertising purposes, is using them as a competitive advantage over competitors, being able to know which usage trends of its users.

On the social network giant Facebook’s part, a spokesman said that the way information gathered from Onavo is used is clear enough, and it is already a habit for companies to use their data for market research.

As in the privacy policy, it is mentioned that the information can be shared with affiliated companies, as is the case of Facebook. As you know, the Onavo application played an important role in the WhatsApp acquisition decision, as well as helping to define the strategy against Snapchat as well.

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Manoj is the content writer at Tech Viral. As, he writes about Technology, Science, Gadgets, Hacking & Security, Social Media and much more.

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