Revealed: Facebook Has Been Installing Root Level Backdoors on iPhones for Years
https://techcrunch.com/2019/01/29/faceb ... ect-atlas/
Jan 29th, 2019 7:40 pm
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Since 2016, Facebook has been paying users ages 13 to 35 up to $20 per month plus referral fees to sell their privacy by installing the iOS or Android “Facebook Research” app.
Jan 30th, 2019 2:05 am
Jan 30th, 2019 3:26 am
Yup. Lots of hoops to jump through to be listed on the App store.
Jan 30th, 2019 2:45 pm
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Jan 31st, 2019 5:51 am
Yeah, app store rules I can understand. The way "they" wrote it sounded like even if Facebook offered an app via their own website, Apple can ban it somehow. Oh well, as an Android guy, it's not my problem . FOSS for the win.death_hawk wrote: ↑Jan 30th, 2019 3:26 amYup. Lots of hoops to jump through to be listed on the App store.
This isn't even an iOS problem. Android has the same rules.
Now... once it's in the hands of the end user, all bets are off as in this case.
These apps weren't part of the play store. They were side loaded in so they didn't have to follow the rules.
Jan 31st, 2019 6:48 am
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Jan 31st, 2019 3:58 pm
I mean... unless you're technically inclined, I wouldn't assume that 100% of data (even stuff that should be encrypted) was being sent there.
Jan 31st, 2019 7:19 pm
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Jan 31st, 2019 10:37 pm
Of course it can. Specifically, in this case, Facebook has an enterprise certificate which allows them to bypass the App Store (and all it's rules and checks) when installing test versions of apps or internal employee-only apps (for examples, Facebook employees have an internal app that allows them to arrange rideshares). They wrongly used their enterprise certificate for this Facebook Research app.
Jan 31st, 2019 11:31 pm