iOS APPS TOLD TO REMOVE ‘ SCREEN’ CODE
New Delhi, Feb. 10: In the wake of the latest controvesy that has rocked Apple last week, the company threatened the app developers to properly disclose that their app record the users’ screen interaction or remove the analytics code that leads to screen recording or face the boot from the App Store.
In yet another infringement of users’ privacy and device security, a number of iPhone apps have been discovered secretly recording the device screen, taking careful note of each swipe and tap, all without the user’s knowledge.
These apps, some from major companies such as Air Canada, Hollister, and Expedia, are even monetizing the data derived out of this snooping.
According to TechCrunch, iPhone apps from hoteliers, travel sites, airlines, cell phone carriers, banks and financiers do not ask or make it clear to the users that the apps are collecting the data in this manner.