• Facebook Debuts a New Tracking App Just Months After Controversy Over a Similar App

    14 days ago - By Fortune

    Facebook is offering to pay people who download a new app that tracks what they do on their phones.
    The company on Tuesday announced the new app, called Study, which will collect data about its users. Study will report back to Facebook about the apps that users have on their phones; how much time they spend on those apps; what they do on them, the country they live in, and the type of device they use.
    Facebook said it will use the information it collects to help develop its own products.
    The rollout of the app comes nearly four months after Facebook faced backlash over paying users of a...
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  • Facebook's new Study app pays adults for data after teen scandal

    Facebook's new Study app pays adults for data after teen scandal

    14 days ago - By Tech Crunch

    Facebook shut down its Research and Onavo programs after TechCrunch exposed how the company paid teenagers for root access to their phones to gain market data on competitors. Now Facebook is relaunching its paid market research program, but this time with principles - namely transparency, fair compensation, and safety. The goal? To find out what other competing apps and features Facebook should buy, copy, or ignore.
    Today Facebook releases its “Study From Facebook” app for Android only. Some adults 18+ in the US and India will be recruited by ads on and off Facebook to willingly sign up to...
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