Facebook Finally Shuts Down Its Snooping, Bullshit 'VPN' After A Full Year Of Complaints

Found on Techdirt on Saturday, 02 March 2019
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Just about a year ago we noted how Facebook was taking some heat on the security and privacy fronts for pitching a "privacy protecting" VPN to consumers that actually violated consumer privacy.

A wide variety of different news outlets were quick to point out that Facebook was actually using the "privacy" app to track users around the internet when they wandered away from Facebook, then using that data to its own competitive advantage.

Facebook continued to market and push the VPN as a privacy tool while undermining the whole point of said privacy tool.

Facebook and privacy are mutually exclusive. It will use every method, no matter how immoral and unethical, to collect data about everybody; because that is its core business.