Facebook’s free VPN acts like spyware to iOS users in the U.S.
You would think that if a free VPN were being offered to the masses, then safeguarding so many users’ privacy would be a great thing. Except it is Facebook doing the offering, and the free VPN is designed to track everything a user does.
U.S. Facebook users running the Facebook iOS app will see “Protect” in the navigation menu. Clicking on it takes users to Onavo Protect – VPN Security in the App Store. As was reported by TechCrunch, Facebook acquired Onavo Protect in 2013, but not so much for the security protections it offers as for its spyware-like features.