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Apple escalates war against Facebook’s privacy practices

Source: Hamza Shaban & Tony Romm, Washington Post (Paid Registration)

Apple escalated its war against Facebook and its privacy practices, accusing the social-networking giant of breaking its rules and distributing a secret data-collection app to consumers.

The dispute centers over Facebook’s once-secret effort to pay users -- some as young as 13 years old -- $20 each month to install a research app that could collect intimate information about their online behavior and communications, an effort to give the social-networking giant a new edge over its competitors. To get the app on consumers' devices, Facebook took advantage of an Apple program that allows companies to create apps for their own employees and offer them without first submitting them to the iPhone giant for review.

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