rajkotupdates.news:Apple has been accused of recording private activities of iPhone users without their consent
A lawsuit argues that Apple’s iPhones and other devices have settings intended to disable all tracking and sharing of app information, but that the company still collects, tracks and monetizes user data even after customers disable the sharing.
Tech behemoth, Apple has been dragged into court in a new lawsuit alleging that the iPhone records users’ private activities without their consent. As reported by Bloomberg, plaintiff Elliott Liebman complained that Apple claims that users have control over what data they share when they use iPhone apps, but that the guarantee is “completely false” and that the California invasion of Violates the Privacy Act.
The lawsuit contends that Apple’s iPhones and other devices have settings intended to disable all tracking and sharing of app information, but the company continues to collect, track and monetize user data even after customers disable the sharing, the report said. doing.
A new research has revealed that the iPhone’s analytics are still collecting user data even when they are turned off.
iPhone Analytics Settings to Protect Privacy!
Apple has a strong privacy infrastructure for its iPhone devices. The company created an advertising campaign like ‘Privacy’. It’s Apple that makes the feature its unique selling point. For that matter, it also has dedicated analytics settings, which, according to it, are designed to protect user information and enable them to choose what to share. The setting specifically promises that turning it off will “completely disable sharing of device analytics.”
What is the allegation against Apple in the research?
Two app developers and independent researchers Tommy Mysk and Talal Haj Bakry revealed that turning off the feature does not affect data transfer and that Apple is still collecting data about its users in many first-party apps.
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On Twitter, Mysk wrote, “Apple’s recent changes to App Store ads should raise many privacy concerns. It appears that the AppStore app on iOS 14.6 sends every tap you make in the app to Apple.
Sharing an image of an alleged log of requests, Mysk alleged that when a user browses an App Store app, extensive usage data is sent to Apple simultaneously. Data includes IDs to map behavior to profiles. “What’s strange is that Apple introduced strict measures in iOS 14.5 to prevent developers from fingerprinting users,” he said, adding that the level of detail is much higher even if the user has consented to share analytics data with Apple.
The researchers, however, did not share whether Apple’s iOS 16 also collects data even when sharing analytics and personalized suggestions are turned off.