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FB will pay to track phone usage pattern in India, US
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FB will pay to track phone usage pattern in India, US
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San Francisco, June 12 (TIWN) After facing flak for using unethical and discreet ways of collecting user-information, Facebook has decided to pay Android users in India and the US just to monitor how they use their phones.

To fulfil this purpose, the social networking giant has launched a new app called Study which is available for download on Google's Playstore for Android users aged 18 and above. The app would not only monitor installed apps on a person's phone but also observe the amount of time spent on those apps along with details like the users' location and additional app data which could reveal other specific features being used, The Verge reported on Tuesday. "When analysing data from this app, we reference other information Facebook has about you, such as your age, gender and you use Facebook Company Products. This allows us to learn more about how participants use different services," the Study app description on Google Playstore reads. The company says it would not see any specific content, including messages, passwords, and websites the users visit, the report said.
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