Kaltbaum Capital Management CEO Gary Kaltbaum, Capitalist Pig Hedge Fund manager Jonathan Hoenig, FOX Business' Kristina Partsinevelos and FoxNews.com columnist Liz Peek discusses how Facebook is designing "emotional" robots to help users make new friends.
Facebook is paying people to monitor their phone habits with a new app called Study. Study for Facebook will send out ads to people residing in United States and India from where they can sign up for the program.
Once up and running the app will periodically remind participants they are part of the Study program. Also, the Study app is only coming to Android for now and can be downloaded by anyone from the Play Store but only users approved by Applause can log in and use it.
You can find out more about the program over on the Study from Facebook page, although you won't find any information about the sort of level of compensation you might expect to receive.
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's Study app will only be available to people in India and the U.S. t launch, but the firm will expand its availability over time. That said, the company said that it won't see specific content like messages and passwords, nor will it use the collected data to send you targeted ads.
However, Facebook said it could share the fact that a user is participating in the program with "authorized partners" and that it also could share aggregate data with third parties. A Facebook account isn't required.
How much time you've spend on each app.
"Study from Facebook" is now only an option for users in the United States and in India who are above 18 years of age.
App features that you employ. The social media giant has been frowned upon (to put it lightly) for the way it handles user data. In addition to Facebook Research, Apple removed Facebook research app Onavo VPN from the app store in June 2018. Facebook is working to appear more transparent about its quests for user data with Study, though the service is not offered through Apple, which bans the collection of "information about which other apps are installed on a user's device for the purposes of analytics or advertising/marketing".