- Facebook has reportedly been paying teens and adults to sell their data by installing an app called Facebook Research.
- It's a VPN app that accesses root-level information to monitor web activity, instant messages, etc.
- Facebook paid $20 per month to users.
After a series of mishaps and misdemeanours, Facebook’s popularity certainly took a dip in 2018. The social-networking giant has been at the receiving end of much criticism after news surfaced that Facebook enabled third parties to harvest personal user data for targeted ads. Now, in a bid to acquire more info on its competitors, Facebook has been reportedly paying people aged 13-35 to install a “Facebook Research” VPN, which is used to monitor the user’s phone and web activity.