Apple Blocks 250 Apps Snooping On Users’ Personal Info

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Apple Blocks 250 Apps Snooping On Users’ Personal Info
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Apple has identified and removed more than 250 apps from its App Store that were accessing and storing the personal information of users secretly. These apps made use of software from a Chinese advertising company.

Are developers involved?

SourceDNA, the mobile security company, said that app makers received a software development kit (SDK) from a firm called Youmi that sneaked into users’ downloaded apps, email addresses and serial numbers of their smartphones. The apps violating Apple’s security and privacy guidelines were downloaded 1 million times.

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