Dear Facebook user, this message is for you. If you are trying to limit the amount of data Facebook and other companies can get from you, then this article is made for you.
In order to get a full understanding of what is happening, I am going to explain a couple of things to you.
What is a VPN
A VPN network should be seen as a secure connection between two trusted parties. It is like sending out your post via your neighbor his address. All the post that is returned, will be send to your neighbor his address, and your neighbor will give all the post to you, because he is trusted and you two have that agreement.
Now the same happens when you use a VPN, but instead of using your neighbor, you will be using the network of a company that can be based anywhere. So each type of traffic you generate from your computer while having a VPN enabled, will be send first to that company, and that company will make sure that each response that is given from the web is securely given back to you.
Facebook stated that they allow their mobile users to increase their security by using the Onavo service. The Onavo service is a service that you can find in your Facebook profile. This service navigates you to the Android Google Play store or the iOS App store (depends on which device you are using), where it allows you to download the Onavo Protect VPN which is owned by Facebook.
Now we already know that Facebook is king in gathering data from her users, and with the Onavo Protect VPN they are trying to increase the information gathering even more.
Onavo disclaimer when the application is being installed
When you use our VPN, we collect all the info that is sent to, and received from, your mobile device. This includes info about: your device and its location, apps installed on your device and how often you use those apps, the websites you visit, and the amount of data you use.
This helps us improve and operate the Onavo service by analyzing your use of websites, apps and data. Because we’re part of Facebook, we also use this info to improve Facebook products and services, gain insights into the products and services people value, and build better experiences.
What should you use?
Well, we are affiliated with IpVanish, and we have been using it for over 6+ years without any problems. You can check them out here. They will refund your money if you are not happy with the service, and they also allow you to use more than 100+ servers.
But if you want to have a list of other VPN providers, then we recommend that you take a look at this article.