Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 20th Jul 2012 12:23 UTC
Apple "Back in May of this year, Internet security firm Bitdefender launched an app and service designed to help iOS users get a grip on what the apps installed on their mobile devices may be up to. [...] The app tells owners of iOS devices which applications may be accessing more information than they need, and identifies potentially 'misbehaving' apps, giving users an inside look at all the information app developers can gather about a user. [...] Seems legit, right? Apple doesn't think so. Or at least they have an issue with something behind the app that sparked them to pull it from the App Store this week." That seems odd. Why would they do such a thing? "Interestingly, Bitdefender did share some data that they gathered based on Clueful's analysis of more than 65,000 popular iOS apps so far: 42.5 percent of apps do not encrypt users' personal data, even when accessed via public Wi-Fi; 41.4 percent of apps were shown to track a user's location unbeknownst to them; almost one in five of the apps analyzed can access a user's entire Address Book, with some even sending user information to the cloud without notification." Oh, right. Informing users their data is wholly unsafe? Not on Apple's watch!
Thread beginning with comment 527507
To view parent comment, click here.
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
RE[3]: simple solution
by maccouch on Fri 20th Jul 2012 16:55 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: simple solution"
maccouch
Member since:
2012-03-14

what info? you keep going on this but what info exactly do you want?

what you bought on the itunes store is right there on your account.

your personal and contact info is in appleid.apple.com

on icloud i assume there is everything you set up to sync through icloud. The time that they are stored on the servers was explained when they presented iCloud itself. (I assume cache in distributed server doesn't count)

what other data has Apple collected on you? i still haven't figure out what exactly are you asking.

you can also try this site: http://www.apple.com/privacy/ and follow the procedures to ask for further data. It should provide a good piece of actual reporting for OSnews.

You keep berating Apple for this "privacy issues" while enthusiastically recomending Google products that actually are known to capture, analyse and store your data. I really don't get this. Apple has a lot of stupid policies and defects to go around, but until now there is no known episode nor policy of massive data mining by them. So what exactly is your issue here?

Edited 2012-07-20 16:56 UTC

Reply Parent Score: 4