Facebook removes its Onavo VPN from Google Play

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The VPN Onavo Protect, owned by Facebook, has been missing from Google Play for a few hours. The VPN had been in the spotlight a few months ago due to a lack of respect for user privacy and was quickly removed from the App Store.

Now it’s Google Play’s turn to see the VPN disappear from Facebook. The image of the social network was significantly tarnished by the Facebook Research App case, a service that paid users, especially teenagers, to track their online activities.

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TechCrunch media announced the news: Onavo VPN is no longer available on Google’s application store. However, the service will remain functional for users for some time to come so that they can find an alternative. According to TechCrunch, Facebook has stopped recruiting new users for Facebook Research Apps even though the service is still available on Android.

Bought by the social network in 2013, Onavo was a completely free VPN. At the same time, the application was collecting a lot of data on user usage and habits for Facebook, which led Apple to eject it from the App Store. This is now officially the end of service on both mobile platforms.

If you are looking for information on VPNs available on Android and iOS, feel free to read our article on the subject.

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