According to a recent report there are more than 250 apps in the Apple Store which collect users personal data, the news comes in a report from security analytics startup SourceDNA.
There are apparently 256 apps in the app store that are collecting people’s personal information, although this has not been done by the developers of the apps, instead the data is collected by the developer of the software development kit that these developers have used to deliver adverts.
“This is the first time we’ve found apps live in the App Store that are violating user privacy by pulling data from private APIs,” Nate Lawson, the founder of security analytics startup SourceDNA, told Ars, referring to the application programming interfaces built into iOS. “This is actually an obfuscated toolkit for extracting as much private information as it can. It’s definitely the kind of stuff that Apple should have caught.”
Ars Technica have asked Apple about this report, although Apple have not given a comment as yet, we suspect that they will be looking into it though to find out if the claims are correct.
Source Ars Technica