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posted by Fnord666 on Tuesday February 13 2018, @03:57PM   Printer-friendly
from the who-do-you-trust dept.

Facebook's mobile app is promoting a VPN service from a company that it acquired in 2013. The hard-to-find privacy policy and non-disclosure of Facebook's ownership are setting off alarm bells:

Facebook is now offering some mobile app users a wireless-networking app without first disclosing that it's owned by Facebook, or that it collects information for the social networking company.

The app, Onavo Protect, provides users with a virtual private network, or VPN. Typically, a VPN cloaks the user's identity and adds other security features, making it a more secure way to get online, particularly when using public Wi-Fi networks.

Yet the Onavo app also tracks data that it shares with Facebook and others, "including the applications installed on your device, your use of those applications, the websites you visit and the amount of data you use," according to its own privacy policies.

Also at TechCrunch and Gizmodo.


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  • (Score: -1, Spam) by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday February 13 2018, @04:12PM (7 children)

    by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday February 13 2018, @04:12PM (#637176)

    Anyone who is not a feminist is not a lawyer.
    Anyone who is infavor of female children being married to men (As allowed in Devarim chapter 22, verse 28, hebrew) is not a lawyer.

    Maaallleeessss who like girls are dumb critens; like sea sponges. They do not have the ability to program let alone become attorneys!
    Infact, really, only women are suited for intellectually challenging tasks.
    MMAAALLLELSSSSS are best for grunt work and being tortured to death in prisons and chopped to pieces in wars.

    Smart men oppose their own interests!

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  • (Score: -1, Offtopic) by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday February 13 2018, @04:13PM (1 child)

    by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday February 13 2018, @04:13PM (#637177)

    dumb fuck

    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday February 14 2018, @07:36AM

      by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday February 14 2018, @07:36AM (#637502)

      Who's dumb and how so?

      Anyone who disagrees with your pro-woman american values?

  • (Score: 2, Offtopic) by Azuma Hazuki on Tuesday February 13 2018, @09:46PM (4 children)

    by Azuma Hazuki (5086) Subscriber Badge on Tuesday February 13 2018, @09:46PM (#637280) Journal

    Hey, you Y-chromosome-carriers are the ones who start the wars and run the prisons. No one hurts men like other men, Kvaratskhelia.

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    I am "that girl" your mother warned you about...
    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday February 13 2018, @11:59PM (1 child)

      by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday February 13 2018, @11:59PM (#637346)

      No one hurts men like women hurt men, either.

      • (Score: 2, Offtopic) by Azuma Hazuki on Wednesday February 14 2018, @03:37AM

        by Azuma Hazuki (5086) Subscriber Badge on Wednesday February 14 2018, @03:37AM (#637433) Journal

        Yeah, men do it better. Name me the last time a woman started a war, aside from Boudicca.

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        I am "that girl" your mother warned you about...
    • (Score: -1, Offtopic) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday February 14 2018, @07:30AM (1 child)

      by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday February 14 2018, @07:30AM (#637500)

      White men are golems of the white woman.
      They neither know, nor care, what they do.
      As long as it benifits "muh white wuman"

      • (Score: 1, Offtopic) by Azuma Hazuki on Wednesday February 14 2018, @08:47PM

        by Azuma Hazuki (5086) Subscriber Badge on Wednesday February 14 2018, @08:47PM (#637866) Journal

        I don't have a golem :( Where did all the other white women go to get theirs? Did I miss it when they were handing out golems or something? Or do I need to capture a guy and, like, carve instructions onto his forehead or something?

        --
        I am "that girl" your mother warned you about...