The Onavo Facebook application, which serves to reduce data usage, has been removed from the App Store for violating the data collection policy.
According to a report from TechCrunch, the Apple company claims that this platform collects information about other applications that the user has installed on his device. An Apple spokesman told these media: "With the latest update to our guidelines, we make it explicitly clear that applications are not allowed to collect information about which other apps are installed on a user's device for analytics or advertising / marketing purposes, and that they need to make clear which user data they are. collect and how they will be used. "
Onavo's functions include sending alerts when applications use a lot of data and the ability to limit the data used in the background.
The decision is another blow to Facebook that has recently been in the eye of the hurricane because of the amount of data it collects from users. After the Cambridge Analytica scandal, which ended with the filtering of the data of millions of users, the company had to strengthen the privacy measures so that users could better understand the use of their information.
According to the Techcrunch publication, Onavo had published in his description that the platform collects data from the devices "to improve the products and services of Facebook, to obtain information about the products and services that people value and to create better experiences".
The app has been downloaded more than 33 million times in both iOS and Android.
With information from El Comercio