iOS Apps Caught Charing Location Data with Third Parties

iOS Apps Caught Charing Location Data with Third Parties

Researchers from the GuardianApp Project have recently caught over a dozen of iOS apps collecting and sharing user location data with third-party companies.

It is said that the apps would compel the user to provide it permission to access location data. Once permission is granted, the apps would then collect location data, Bluetooth LE Beacon data, and even Wi-FI SSID, as well as other information gathered through various sensors on the device.

The researchers said that even popular apps such as Photobucket and TapaTalk exhibited this kind of behavior.     

Source: Digit

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