A few months ago, Facebook came out with a VPN service named Onavo.  On the surface this is a good thing.

What is a VPN? And how does it work?
A VPN, or virtual Private Network, links you to the internet with a secure connection that hides your tracks and keep your surfing private.

Think of it as a tunnel, you on one end and the internet on the other.  You can’t see how you are connected and no one can link you to your searches.

How Onavo is different:
They state in their statement about how they are going to keep you safe it says: “Onavo collects your mobile data traffic.”  Onavo also states that they are part of Facebook and as such will use your information to “improve Facebook products and services, gain insights into the products and services people value, and build better experiences.”

Following everything in the news with Facebook lately, these are both troubling statements.

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