Did Facebook cross a line with its iOS research app?
The Facebook controversies continue to blow up.
The social network is reportedly shutting down its Facebook research app which paid volunteers including teenagers $20 a month for access to things like the web browsing history, private messages.
In a lot more similar to this novel app that apple banned a while back for violating its rivacy rules.
basically this was Facebook getting a round bat, and so we'll see how Apple reacts.
Isn't that really cool with the companies getting around their terms of services.
No and like There, Apple is crucial to Facebook.
It's interesting that Apple didn't go, so they've removed, they banned this app, it was discovered this week.
But they didn't go so far as to remove Facebook's ability to have these, what are supposed to be inner corporation apps, so you can do testing.
That's how Facebook sort of exploited A loophole.
But they're not revoking that they're just getting rid of this one app so Facebook is so big-
too, they break the rules and it's a little bit like just a slap on the wrist it feels like.
They're just given all the issues like why does Facebook even have this at this point?
I mean they've just continue to struggle balancing Our privacy with their need to have so much data and given just all the terrible news that's been out the last year.
Why is this still a thing?
I think because it's so ingrained in the company and their business and their culture that now that it sort of, and for a long time The way that people understood this stuff was like we understand you better and that means we'll make our service even better for you.
And it's only been in like the last two years where people have realized that's insidious, actually.
And I think the fact that they were banking on it not being insidious for forever>>Yeah.>>But now that people are like, "Wait a second, I don't like that," it's just so ingrained in how they operate that that's what keep happening.>>Let me ask, especially when you're bringing in teenagers, that's like, when you're bringing in minors, that's really>>I'm really curious to what this, like, parental consent.
Form was, like people 13 to 17.
Because if it's just like hand your phone to your parent, and they'll check the little box.
It's like, of course, kids didn't do that.