Facebook will Pay Users for Their Data

Facebook will Pay Users for Their Data

On June 11, the Facebook company introduced a study application “Study from Facebook”, the purpose of which is to study users for a reward.

Source: newsroom.fb.com

The study application will be available on Google Play.

“As they sign up, people will see a description of how the app works and what information they’ll be sharing with us so they can confirm they want to participate,” Facebook product manager Sagee Ben-Zedeff explained in the company’s blog, “We also notify users on the Study from Facebook website and in the Play Store description about what information we collect and how it will be used. This is all accessible before participants provide any market research information to the app.”

Participate can users not younger than 18 years old from the USA and India.

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In accordance with the post, the application may collect the following information:

  • The apps installed on a participant’s phone;
  • App activity names, which may show us the names of app features participants are using;
  • The amount of time spent using those apps;
  • Participant’s country, device and network type.

It is expected that the Study from Facebook application will not collect user’s private data, passwords or content stored on the user’s phone, such as photos, videos or messages.

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