Australia sues Facebook over its use of Onavo to snoop

Yet more trouble brewing for Facebook: Australia’s Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) is suing the tech giant over its use, in 2016 and 2017, of the Onavo VPN app to spy on users for com

Steps from the House’s antitrust report are too little, too late when it comes to big tech

The U.S. House Judiciary Committee has finally released its omnibus report  on its investigation into the monopoly powers held by Apple, Amazon, Alphabet, and Facebook and its findings will do nothin

Zuckerberg unconvincingly feigns ignorance of data-sucking VPN scandal

Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg appeared less than entirely truthful at today’s House Judiciary hearing, regarding last year’s major Onavo controversy, in which his company paid teenagers

Facebook’s use of Onavo spyware faces questions in EU antitrust probe — report

Facebook’s use of the Onavo spyware VPN app it acquired in 2013 — and used to inform its 2014 purchase of the then rival WhatsApp messaging platform — is on the radar of Europe&#8217

Facebook Viewpoints pays users for well-being surveys & tasks

Facebook is launching a new market research, task, and product testing program that lets users earn money. Starting today, people in the US who are over 18 can download Viewpoints and participate in a

Facebook’s new Study app pays adults for data after teen scandal

Facebook shut down its Research and Onavo programs after TechCrunch exposed how the company paid teenagers for root access to their phones to gain market data on competitors. Now Facebook is relaunchi

Facebook will shut down its spyware VPN app Onavo

Facebook will end its unpaid market research programs and proactively take its Onavo VPN app off the Google Play store in the wake of backlash following TechCrunch’s investigation about Onavo co

Facebook pays teens to install VPN that spies on them

Desperate for data on its competitors, Facebook has been secretly paying people to install a “Facebook Research” VPN that lets the company suck in all of a user’s phone and web activ

Seized cache of Facebook docs raise competition and consent questions

A UK parliamentary committee has published the cache of Facebook documents it dramatically seized last week. The documents were obtained by a legal discovery process by a startup that’s suing t

Apple removed Facebook’s Onavo from the App Store for gathering app data

If you were on the edge of your seat wondering what Facebook’s next major consumer privacy headache would be, the wait is over! The Wall Street Journal reports that Apple has deemed Facebook-own

Facebook-owned Onavo quietly launches Bolt App Lock, a data-tracking app that locks other apps

Onavo, the data-security app maker Facebook acquired in 2013 in order gain insights into mobile user activity across apps, has quietly launched a new app aimed at Android users called Bolt App Lock. I

Facebook is pushing its data-tracking Onavo VPN within its main mobile app

Onavo Protect, the VPN client from the data-security app maker acquired by Facebook back in 2013, has now popped up in the Facebook iOS app itself, under the banner “Protect” in the naviga

Facebook Buys Mobile Data Analytics Company Onavo, Reportedly For Up To $200M… And (Finally?) Gets Its Office In Israel

Big news for a Monday/late Sunday night (depending on where you are): <a target="_blank" href="http://www.onavo.com">Onavo</a>, the Tel Aviv-based mobile analytics company, has just <a target="_blank"

Onavo Launches Acquisition Insights To Let Mobile Developers See How Their Competitors Are Spending

One of the biggest white lies mobile gaming studios and other app developers often tell is that they don’t rely on ad spending to get new users. “It’s all organic,” is the comm

Finally, A Quantcast For Mobile Apps? Onavo Launches Insights

One of the problems I’ve always run into as a reporter covering the app ecosystem, is that it’s so hard to find actual data about how well apps are doing. There are the top free and grossi

Which Mobile Commerce Apps Won On Black Friday?

Groupon maintained its spot as the top mobile commerce app, but Best Buy saw the biggest overall one-day gain on Black Friday, according to <a target="_blank" href="http://blog.onavo.com/">Onavo</a>,

Onavo’s Data-Compressing Mobile App Raises $10 Million Series B From Horizons, Motorola Ventures

<a href="http://www.onavo.com/">Onavo</a>, makers of the money-saving, data-compressing app mobile app, just raised $10 million in Series B funding. <a href="http://www.crunchbase.com/financial-organi

Onavo – The Must-Have Data Shrinking iOS App – Comes To Android

It's one thing to hear praise for an app from geeks, it's another when you hear it from 'normal folks'. <a href="http://www.onavo.com">Onavo</a> falls in this category. The free data-shrinking app

Sequoia Leads $3M Round in Onavo, The Must-Have Data Shrinking iOS App

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2011/04/onavo.jpg" alt="" title="onavo" width="250" height="71" class="alignnone size-full wp-image-298689" /> It was only a few shorts weeks ago that

Onavo Is A Money-Saving, Must-Have App For EVERY iPhone Data User

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2011/04/onavo.jpg" class="shot2" /> There's really no better way to describe <a href="http://www.onavo.com">Onavo</a> other than a must-have app for