With the new app, the company promises users it will not "collect user IDs, passwords, or any of the participant's content, such as photos, videos, or messages".
The firm says it'll compensate users for the participation in the app, and limits it to 18 years and older (though it notes ominously that this is at launch.) Facebook'sStudy app will only be available to people in India and the United States t launch, but the firm will expand its availability over time. They clarified that they will be working with a long-time partner, Applause, to handle the registration, compensation, and customer support. Study will report back to Facebook about the apps that users have on their phones; how much time they spend on those apps; what they do on them, the country they live in, and the type of device they use.
Facebook on Tuesday announced the launch of a market research app called "Study from Facebook". "Study from Facebook" is available only for Android users above 18 years of age in the USA and India. But you still have to qualify, and if you do, the app will then show up in the Play Store like magic. Facebook is not saying how much it will pay participants to share their information. Those who use the study app will be given money for providing to the research.
In any case, one thing the app is sure to do is give Facebook more insight into personal data and use of not only its own services, but others as well.
"Approaching market research in a responsible way is really important". "We also know that this kind of research must be clear about what people are signing up for, how their information will be collected and used, and how to opt out of the research at any time".
Though, defending the company, a Facebook spokesperson said that they did not review all of the data and what they obtained from the research app has now been deleted. The company has also restricted the release of the app to two of its biggest markets - India and the US. It also plans to remind users that they're still part of the program every so often, and give them the chance to review what they're sending.
Women’s World Cup opening match garners 10m viewers
South Korea were hardly able to get out of their own half, with their star player, Chelsea's Ji So-yun, barely touching the ball. We will try to win the game but we will have to accept the result whatever happens", their coach, Yoon Deok-yeo, said modestly.
Super Falcons of Nigeria Lost against Norway 2-0
On their part, Nigeria's Super Falcons are ranked 38th in the world but could surprise many despite their underdog status. Norway boss Martin Sjogren: "Our style will be totally different against France".