Facebook recently urged users to use the Onavo Protect app to protect their security, especially when using unsecured networks. However, the social networking giant did not reveal that prior that it owns the app, and that the information collected by the app is shared with the company.

According to the app’s privacy policies, it shares with Facebook and others user data such as apps on the device, usage statistics, websites visited, and the amount used, and Facebook can use this data to track users even if they are not using the service.

It was noted that a user would have only known that the app was owned by Facebook by expanding the “description” link on the Apple App Store and reading all the way to the bottom,

Source: CNBC

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