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By NewsGram Staff Writer

A teenage girl died on Wednesday evening after she and her mother jumped off a running bus after being allegedly molested by the helper of the bus.

According to the sources, a woman with her daughter was travelling on a bus (registration number PB 10C 1813) belonging to Orbit bus company when the bus conductor along with another man started misbehaving with the duo.

In order to avoid the molestation bid, the mother and daughter jumped from the speeding bus and sustained serious injuries.

They were taken to a government hospital in Moga, where the girl was declared brought dead.

“The woman was travelling with her daughter in Orbit bus. The woman is injured while her daughter is dead. We are yet to identify the helper whom she has accused of molestation. The bus driver absconded from the spot along with the conductor and helper,” said Avtar Singh, SHO, Baghapurana police station.

H S Pannu, SP (D), Moga police, said, “We are in the hospital to record the statement of the woman and an FIR will be registered after verifying the facts. The woman has alleged molestation but we are still to verify the claims.”

The Orbit bus network in Punjab is being run by Orbit Aviation Private Limited Transport Company with Punjab deputy Chief Minister, Sukhbir Singh Badal, as one of the co-owners.

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Social Media Giant Facebook Paid Teenagers $20 To Access Their Data: Report

Facebook previously collected similar data using "Onavo" Protect, a virtual private network (VPN) service that it acquired in 2013

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In a bizarre development, Facebook has been found to be secretly paying teenagers $20 each, asking them to install a “Facebook Research” app that lets the company access personal data to know how they use their smartphones.

According to a TechCrunch report on Tuesday, the social media giant was running the research programme to gather data on usage habits and it has no plans to stop.

Facebook has decided to pull the plug on the app from all Apple devices.

“Facebook sidesteps the App Store and rewards teenagers and adults to download the Research app and give it root access to network traffic in what may be a violation of Apple policy so that the social network can decrypt and analyse their phone activity,” the report said.

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A user gets ready to launch Facebook on an iPhone, in North Andover, Mass., June 19, 2017. Facebook has made changes to fight false information, including de-emphasizing proven false stories in people’s feeds so others are less likely to see them. VOA

However, the app will remain available for Android users.

A security expert was quoted as saying that the app allows Facebook to collect data including private social media messages, photos and videos sent via instant messaging apps, emails, web searches and web browsing activities.

Since 2016, Facebook has been paying users aged 13 to 35 up to $20 per month, plus referral fees, to sell their privacy by installing the iOS or Android “Facebook Research” app, said the report.

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Facebook reacted, saying “key facts about this market research programme are being ignored”.

“Despite early reports, there was nothing ‘secret’ about this; it was literally called the Facebook Research App. It wasn’t ‘spying’ as all of the people who signed up to participate went through a clear on-boarding process asking for their permission and were paid to participate,” said the company.

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Facebook previously collected similar data using “Onavo” Protect, a virtual private network (VPN) service that it acquired in 2013.

The company also denied that “Facebook Research” was intended to replace “Onavo”. (IANS)