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User beware: That mobile app is spying on you

Bill Snyder | Aug. 6, 2014
A recent study of the 400 most popular iOS and Android apps reveals that nearly all free apps, and many paid ones, collect users' personal data.

"Access to UDIDs is a concern because with a unique device identifier, developers can correlate user behavior across multiple apps (even if they have different usernames and passwords for each of the apps) and then match them to a unique user. While Apple has prohibited iOS developers from using UDIDs as a means to track and identify users, Appthority discovered that the new rule is only enforced on devices which are running the latest version of iOS."


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