More than 250 iOS Apps Caught Using Private APIs to Collect Users’ Private Data

October 19, 2015

Apple is cleaning up its iTunes App Store again – for the third time in two months – following another flood of iOS apps that secretly collect users’ personal information.

Researchers discovered more than 250 iOS apps that were violating Apple’s App Store privacy policy, gathering personal identifiable data from almost one Million users estimated to have downloaded those offending apps.

The offending iOS applications have been pulled out of the App Store after an analytics service SourceDNA reported the issue. After XcodeGhost, this is the second time when Apple is cleaning its App Store.

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