Facebook Creates 'Study' App to Track Users' Data

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Published on June 12, 2019 - Duration: 01:04s

Facebook Creates 'Study' App to Track Users' Data

Facebook Creates 'Study' App to Track Users' Data The social media giant is paying participants to share their data in a new attempt to learn about people’s mobile app usage.

Their new “Study” app will collect information such as what apps are installed, how much time is being spent on those apps and what devices are being used.

Facebook confirmed that information such as user IDs, passwords and messages will not be collected.

The app is not downloadable to everyone, as participants are being chosen by Facebook and provided with an invitation link to the app.

Facebook will run ads on its platform and elsewhere, which will allow people to provide details about themselves to determine their eligibility.

No specifics have been provided as to how chosen participants will receive their compensation.

Facebook previously shut down a similar application in January 2019 called “Facebook Research,” which had been paying users for data since 2016.

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