Facebook has been accused of many things. In January, a scandal broke out, as it was revealed that the social networking platform paid teenagers to install their research app. It was an application that allowed Facebook to access users' online activities. Whatever users did online, Facebook knew it. The application for teenagers was available, initially, for Android and for iOS.
Now Facebook seems to be re-circulating its application, Android users only. This time, however, it does not target teenagers, but adults. The application "Study from Facebook"Is only available to users over the age of 18 in the U.S. and India.
Adult selection will be done with the help of ads on Facebook. The goal of the application is to collect data. Users will be rewarded with a monetary amount each month.
Selected adult users will know from the outset that Facebook will be able to see and record their online activities as well as applications, that they use in smartphone their, the time they spend in the use of applications, the network type their and theirs country, in which they are located.
The social networking platform said it would exist full transparency in this project and committed that it will not have access will not record personal data of users, as it did in the past. This time it will not receive messages, emails, passwords, and photos. Also, the company promised that will not sell user data to third parties.
Facebook's goal, with this tracking app, is to see which competitor applications users use and which engage more engagement. Subsequently, is likely to copy some of their features and features and integrate them into their own platform.
Of course, there are many who have blamed Facebook for trying to neutralize its competitors with sneaky means, "stealing" and copying the features of their applications.