Apple is collecting user data even if its privacy policy says otherwise

Two operating system developers iOS have assured after an investigation that the app store registers and saves the personal data of the users, which allows their identification, which is later sent to the brand, thus violating the privacy terms of Manzana.

Apple has a function called ‘Device and privacy analysis’, which claims to ensure the protection of user account information, so that they can choose what they want to share and indicates that all information is collected and treated in accordance with Apple’s privacy policy.

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Thus, Analysis of the iOS device abides by the permissions of the users, that is, they must explicitly consent to provide the information that this functionality collects, such as the specifications of the hardware and the operating system, the performance statistics or data about the use of devices and applications.

Recently, an investigation by the developers of iOS applications and security researchers from the Mysk firm, who announce some news about the brand on Twitter and through a dedicated account, have explained that the company’s analytical data includes a capable nomenclature to identify each user.

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Is about ‘dsdl‘ that is, a directory services identifier, which classifies each iCloud account and associates it with a certain user. In this sense, the developers have pointed out that Apple collects information from owners iPhone despite its privacy statement stating otherwise.

The information collected does not identify you. Personal data is not recorded, it is subject to privacy protection techniques o Reports are deleted before being sent to Apple”, can be read in the Legal Information section of the manufacturer.

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Likewise, the developers have recalled that, previously, they demonstrated that the App Store “keep sending detailed analytics to Apple even when shared analytics is turned off”, and have indicated that Apple previously uses DSIDs to uniquely recognize Apple ID accounts.

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With this, they have explained that the DSID is associated with the name, the email “Y any other data available in iCloud accounts”. On the other hand, developers have commented that the analytics data that the App Store sends to Apple always contains an ID called ‘dsdl’.

After conducting tests to determine if the ‘dsdl’ were also the DSIDs, researchers have concluded that both are the same ID. This means that it is capable of recording all the actions of users when they browse applications in the App Store, information that is sent to Apple and that contains the necessary data to identify and link your activity to such users.

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Finally, the developers have acknowledged that “It’s worth noting that other Apple apps too send the DSID for analytical purposesand they have reiterated that there is no way to prevent Apple from knowing detailed data of iPhone owners through the App Store and being able to identify and link them directly with them.

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