These iPhone apps reportedly sell your exact location

Your favorite iPhone apps are trading your location info for cash, according to a new report.

Rogue app developers have been slammed for allegedly selling real-world data about where you are, or where you’ve been.

Security researchers found more than two dozen apps that may be flogging your data onto outsider firms.

These third-party companies pay the app creators for information about your location, raising privacy concerns.

they “discovered that a growing number of iOS apps have been used to covertly collect precise location histories from tens of millions of mobile devices”.

The team added: “In many cases, the packaged tracking code may run at all times, constantly sending user GPS coordinates and other information.”

Lots of smartphone apps collect information about your location.

For instance, apps like Google Maps wouldn’t work correctly without knowing where you are.

 

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