Facebook’s Onavo App Pulled from Apple App Store

Facebook’s Onavo App Pulled from Apple App Store

Apple confirmed this week that Facebook’s Onavo security app has been removed from its App Store for violating privacy rules.

The iPhone maker had reportedly warned Facebook that Onavo did not comply with the company’s data collection policy. An Apple spokesperson clarified that apps should not collect information about which other apps are installed on a user’s device for the purposes of analytics or advertising/marketing and must make it clear what user data will be collected and how it will be used.

Facebook had previously told Congress that it does not use Onavo data for its products, nor does it collect information about individuals. However, the social media giant admitted that the app gathers and uses information about which apps are popular and how people are using them to improve its own products.

Source: CNBC

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