Cupertino (California) / Menlo Park (APA / dpa) – There is a controversy over Facebook market research app that has now taken over all cluster mobile activities now; affecting software development on the online network.
The app added to Apple iPhones after Apple – a feature that allows companies to submit applications to staff appliances. By distributing the app in this way to external survey partners having been in & # 39; broke the rules of the service, Apple said – and he removed Facebook on Wednesday, his qualifications.
Since then, internal testing apps, for example, for future versions of Instagram or Messenger did not run more on iPhones of Facebook staff, among others, the technology blog "The Verge "and the Bloomberg financial service. Also, the app that is being affected, through which Facebook is & # 39; organizing staff transport.
The "Facebook Research" app may be included in the permissions that you request, including friend talk, send us pictures and videos, web addresses, and Data visited by tracking requests, IT Will Strafach's security expert, after checking the "TechCrunch" blog request. It was not clear first of what information was really interesting about Facebook. App users aged 13 to 35 had up to $ 20 per month to get involved.
Facebook confirmed that the users knew about data collection – and for young people the parents were also asked to confirm. At the same time, the online network name that will stop the application for online uses used since 2016. Facebook is willing to show that movements in user behavior are early to change its services.
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