“I just downloaded it today because of four viruses so I hope it helps get rid of them” - burnt tacos
This on the other hand is straight up deception in my mind. Hot air. Prove me wrong? What benefit does anyone get from installing this?
Imagine if anyone would be able to practise as a lawyer, financial advisor or even a doctor without accreditation. It'd be a huge controversy.
Imposing whimsical and arbitrary barriers to entry that have zero to do with technical hability solves nothing, and its absolutely ridiculous how you present that as solution to the problem of someone having developed highly technical software that you happen to not like.
You mean like the hundreds who work on Deep packet inspection technology?
So if you want a VPN, use https://github.com/trailofbits/algo or https://github.com/StreisandEffect/streisand.
Algo is my favorite, but both are pretty effective in my opinion.
And if billions of people trust Facebook, that's just a sad commentary on the amound of critical thinking in the world.
And also, did you just call the gizmodo article "fake news"? It this  then also fake news to you? Seems to me you are getting your true news fix from a news feed somewhere.
They are touting the VPN as being protection, when in actuality they are using it to gather data on the users that use the VPN.
I do not understand your comments in light of these facts. If one trusts Facebook, then using Onavo isn't a concern for them, but they should be aware just because it's a VPN it doesn't imply any kind of privacy or protection, and should be aware that Facebook's marketing/use of Onavo is shady.
If one already does not trust Facebook, then it should be clear to stay away from Onavo, whether found randomly, through an app store, or advertised by Facebook.
I think you are confused. "Used" and "trusted" mean very different things, and you seem to be using the latter where only the former is justifiable.