Apple Get Sued For Violating Users’ Privacy In Their App Store
It doesn’t matter whether you turn on or off the data tracking option in the privacy settings of Apple App Store, they still collect your data & disrupt your privacy.
A class action complaint accuses Apple of collecting iPhone user data despite its own privacy settings’ promises to do otherwise.
A few days after many news sources reported on research into how many iPhone apps transmit Apple analytics data, irrespective of whether the iPhone Analytics privacy setting is switched on or off, the lawsuit was filed on Thursday in federal court in California.
Two independent researchers at the software company Mysk discovered the issue when they discovered that the Apple App Store sends the business extensive information about almost anything a user does in the app.
Despite a privacy setting called iPhone Analytics that, when turned off, is supposed to “disable the sharing of Device Analytics altogether.”
Some media sources requested that the researchers conduct additional tests using the Apple Music, Apple TV, Books, and Stocks iPhone applications.
The researchers discovered that the issue is present in the majority of Apple’s iPhone built-in apps.
Apple’s privacy settings provide clear guarantees that this type of tracking will be disabled.
However, in the testing, disabling the iPhone Analytics setting and any other built-in features intended to safeguard your privacy from Apple’s data collecting had no discernible impact on the data collection.
Despite numerous pop-up advertisements and a comprehensive Privacy & Security section, recent independent research has revealed that Apple is still receiving user information from iPhones.
In an effort to further protect users’ personal information, iOS 14.5 included App Following Transparency, a privacy feature that allows users to stop third-party apps from monitoring them with identifiable information.
However, despite what appears to be a push for accountability and privacy, two app developers from the software company Mysk have discovered that many of Apple’s own apps are still collecting such data.