One of the Facebook applications comes out of the Apple store

The company, famous for its apple, says it was a threat to users and, for the moment, has not thought about restoring it.
One of the Facebook applications comes out of the Apple store
The Facebook application, Onavo, which serves to reduce data consumption, was removed from the App Store for violating its data collection policies.

According to a report by TechCrunch, the apple company argues that this platform collects information about other applications that the user has installed on their device. An Apple spokesperson told the media: "With the latest update to our guidelines, we made it explicitly clear that applications should not collect information about what other apps are installed on a user's device for analytics or advertising/marketing purposes, and that they should make clear what user data will be collected and how it will be used."

Among the functions offered by Onavo are the sending of alerts when applications use a lot of data and the possibility of limiting those that use data in the background.

The decision is one more blow for Facebook that has recently been in the eye of the hurricane because of the amount of data it collects from users. After the Cambridge Analytica scandal, which ended with the filtering of the data of millions of users, the company has had to strengthen privacy measures so that users know more clearly the use that is given to their information.

According to the Techcrunch publication, Onavo had published in his description that the platform collects data from the devices "to improve Facebook's products and services, obtain information about the products and services that people value and create better experiences".

The app has been downloaded more than 33 million times in both iOS and Android.

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