Facebook launching app that pays users for data on app usage

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Having learnt from its mistakes with Research and Onavo - programs that were paying teenagers to give Facebook data on how they were using their phones - Facebook's new endeavour has an age limit. Well, the company shut that program down after a huge backlash, but the app's sorta making a comeback.

The firm says it'll compensate users for the participation in the app, and limits it to 18 years and older (though it notes ominously that this is at launch.) Facebook's Study app will only be available to people in India and the U.S. t launch, but the firm will expand its availability over time.

Facebook said the app will not be used to serve people ads, and information will not be shared with third-party companies - a line the company has been walking carefully since its Cambridge Analytica scandal previous year that exposed the data of millions of Facebook users to an outside political research firm. It also likely hopes this is transparent enough to avoid getting the company in trouble. Users are free to leave the program, which will require uninstalling the app and notifying Facebook that they cancel their participation.

Mark Zuckerberg's company just launched 'Study from Facebook' for Android smartphone users to see what the competition is up to. You'll also have to have a PayPal account in order to receive payments.

"Transparency and handling people's information responsibly have guided how we've built Study from Facebook", Sagee's post concludes. That is necessary, and much better than a secret data tracking campaign.

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Apps you've installed on your phone.

Messenger is chock-full of features, and in recent months, the app's received a visual refresh to make it much easier on the eyes.

The country you live in, the device you use and the type of network your phone runs on. But you still have to qualify, and if you do, the app will then show up in the Play Store like magic.

Renewed promises Facebook is promising that if you're selected for their "Study from Facebook" program the company isn't going to collecting any user IDs, passwords or personal photos, videos and messages. Participants must be 18 years or older and "will be able to opt out at any time", Facebook said. But, as we've seen numerous times, Facebook has been found leaking data several times in the past.

App activity names and the app features users are taking advantage of.

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