Facebook snooped on users’ Snapchat traffic in secret project, documents reveal | TechCrunch:

Facebook’s engineers solution was to use Onavo, a VPN-like service that Facebook acquired in 2013. In 2019, Facebook shut down Onavo after a TechCrunch investigation revealed that Facebook had been secretly paying teenagers to use Onavo so the company could access all of their web activity.

Worth noting that Meta also owns half of the deep sea fiber optic cables with Google. Could you imagine what the spying would look like if regulatory capture forced smaller social media platforms onto Meta’s cloud infrastructure?

But yeah, let’s welcome Threads to the fediverse.

Jason Velazquez @fromjason