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by M.G. Siegler

 

Apple removes Onavo app from App Store

www.cnbc.com

Ari Levy:

In June, Facebook told Congress that it does not use Onavo data "for Facebook product uses" or to collect information about individuals, but it has admitted to using Onavo to gather broad information about which apps are popular and how people are using them, which it uses to improve its own products.

The real story here: what on Earth took Apple so long? This was hardly a secret -- Facebook bought this company five years ago for one purpose. Also see above: even Congress knew about this in June.

The secondary story: how many apps/services did Facebook kill (or buy) because of this data?

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