Apple removes apps that collected users’ private data



Apple has pulled several apps from its store, following security researchers’ findings that hundreds of iOS apps have been accessing users’ private data

In a report published Sunday, researchers at security firm SourceDNA said they found 256 apps that were violating Apple’s security guidelines by using software that was able to collect users’ personal information, including their email and device identification numbers.

SourceDNA did not name the affected apps but said most were from developers in China. The source of the issue, according to the company, was a software development kit (SDK) from Youmi, a Chinese advertising company. Youmi’s advertising SDK was accessing user data, including email addresses, device serial numbers and a list of downloaded apps, and uploading the data to its own server, according to Apple and SourceDNA. Read more…

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