Shocked: Apple iOS tracking 1.5GB user privacy every month

ByMia Carla 2019-06-02 153

Recently, the "Washington Post" reporter reported that after testing the Apple system jointly with the privacy company, it was found that a large number of OS applications use the "allow background application refresh" function, and found 5400 trackers to send users' mobile phone numbers and geographical locations in a week. Private information such as mailboxes, etc., can send 1.5GB of data in one month.

According to reports, the test lasted for a week, and the iOS system application tracker was found to be diverse in purpose. Some analyzed user behavior to push advertisements, some collected user privacy information, and some collected user information anonymously, but will Delete after a certain time.

According to the report, it is impossible to determine which applications on Apple iOS are using the tracker, which means that the 5400 trackers found in the test cannot determine which application is actually used, and what data is sent out. Providing tools to ensure user data security has also caused Apple users to start worrying.

Therefore, the "Washington Post" also said "When is the night when you are quiet, do you know who your iPhone is talking to?", let us start to doubt the Apple background refresh function. It seems that Apple's mobile phone is not as safe and impeccable as Cook has always stressed.

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