Facebook explains to Congress how it uses Onavo

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Facebook co-founder, Chairman and CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies before the House Energy and Commerce Committee in the Rayburn House Office Building on Capitol Hill April 11, 2018 in Washington, DC.

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Facebook co-founder, Chairman and CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies before the House Energy and Commerce Committee in the Rayburn House Office Building on Capitol Hill April 11, 2018 in Washington, DC.

In 2013, Facebook bought an Israeli app developer called Onavo, whose service helps consumer protect their mobile data while browsing. Now, the company has told legislators that it does not connect data from Ovavo to individual users’ Facebook profiles, while acknowledging it does use Onavo data to see what people are doing in other products and improve its own products accordingly.

Congress asked Facebook about Onavo in written questioning following CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s congressional testimony in April, which came in response to the Cambridge Analytica data-sharing scandal. On…

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