Published: Sun, June 16, 2019
Tech | By Anita Cain

Facebook Starts Mobile App Market Research Programme For Users In India, US

Facebook Starts Mobile App Market Research Programme For Users In India, US

Once it is downloaded, it will transmit data with Facebook on what other apps the users have, what features they use, and how much time is spent on them. Facebook in a blog post has mentioned that the company will showcase ads for eligible users, and users can sign-up from the same.

However, introducing Study shows that Facebook not only needs this data on how people are using their phones but, it has also learned a thing or two from the last controversy.

Facebook Study was unveiled by the tech giant on Tuesday.

Facebook's past efforts to gather data on mobile users include apps that monitor their behavior with virtual private networks (VPNs). Study will take note of all the apps a user has on his phone, regardless if they're being used or not.

"Anyone who uses the app will be compensated for contributing to the research", he wrote. With its previous research app, Facebook paid users $20 monthly in gift cards.

They have also promise that it wont be selling any information from the app to third parties or use it to target ads. The company claims that this will help them build better products for the Facebook community. If you happen to prefer Apple-branded tablets, for example, but exclusively use Android smartphones (and carry both around with you), this makes logging into your Google account quickly and securely on said tablet just a bit more convenient.

Study participants can opt out of the app at any time, but the company will keep any information it has already collected. It has also disclosed that it has partnered up with Applause to manage the logistic of the new program.They would be managing the registeration process, all compensation to participants and customer support.

It remains to be seen how many people decide the rewards will outweigh whatever privacy concerns they have about giving Facebook such access to their devices.

However, some privacy specialists are still anxious that the users will not know the exact information they are sending.

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