Facebook Shuts Down iOS Version of Data-Sucking VPN After Damning Report

Social platform is still paying Android users to mine their personal data

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Facebook has shut the iOS version of a Facebook app that had allowed the social media giant to spy on young mobile phone users in exchange for cash—but the company will continue to pay young people who use Android devices in exchange for their detailed mobile phone and web browsing activity.

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