Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Monday October 19, 2015

Apple Bans Over 250 Apps For Accessing Users’ Information

Apple has put the squash on app makers that were secretly collecting user information. Kudos to Apple for moving swiftly after they discovered the problem.

A Chinese advertising company called Youmi provided app makers with a software development kit [SDK] that could gather information on what apps a user had downloaded, their email address and serial numbers for their smartphone, according to mobile security company SourceDNA (h/t TechCrunch). Those apps in total had been downloaded more than one million times.