99% of iOS apps investigated by the WSJ contained secret trackers


Apple brags that it doesn’t sell iPhone users’ information to third party companies. The customer is not our product is the mantra repeated often by CEO Tim Cook. But that doesn’t stop apps downloaded onto an iPhone from the App Store from using personal data. The Wall Street Journal reports today that two of its writers decided to check out what is actually going on with some apps installed from the App Store. This investigation was started after one of the authors realized that an innocent looking app called Curious World, based on the Curious George character, was collecting information …

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