Many apps collect info from the iPhone’s during installation, even before you start running them.
I see Apple said "...we quickly investigate and, if necessary, take immediate action"That's great and I appreciate Apple can't always detect what unscrupulous data thieves (like Facebook) do to get personal data from people.But Apple really need to come down hard on Facebook & Google - not directly and publicly like they did to Flash but by closely examining how Fb steal this data and cutting off access, bit by bit before the WSJ or other bodies find it. Surely if the WSJ can think of and find this activity, Apple with its thousands of engineers & tech heritage can do better.
Not sure why anyone is surprised, everyone who uses facebook signed away their privacy when got free use of Facebook products. The bigger question what these apps got in exchange for sending the data? Remember follow the money, these companies probably go paid by Facebook for this data, so once again you use the app for free and people did not think they were paying for it some other way. Yeah I know people are not too bright these days.I'm waiting for the lawsuits for people like me who do not use facebook and Facebook collected our private information without our permission. When that comes I will be all in.
[...] Apple advised to the report it requires apps to acquire "prior user consent" in order to collect data
Lol whats funny is how many times apples online service has been hacked. Brings question into how secure their public web server is
They can’t , just imagine if you couldn’t use Facebook on a iPhone or google , they would be out of business overnight lol
zoetmb said:[...] no app should be permitted to track other apps or look into any cookies except their own.