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New app tracks the trackers on your mobile device

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It may come as a surprise that there are dozens of trackers are running on your iPhone, the provision of the data which they collect during the day and night.

Apple is facing a new controversy over the data of the user and I-phone apps, and it’s ironic, because when it comes to privacy, Apple has a firm attitude that goes much further than online giants such as Amazon, Google and Facebook. In fact, Apple CEO Tim Cook has gone so far as to declare that privacy is a human right, shortly before the rollout of a campaign focused on the slogan “what happens on your I-phone, stays on your I-phone.” So it comes as a big surprise to the Apple faithful that there are dozens of trackers are running on your I-phone and the deliver of the data that they collect during the day and night.

A test run with a new app called “Loose” about 5,400 trackers had collected more than 1.5 gb of data in just one week. Even more disturbing, much of the tracking is not necessarily made clear in the privacy policy of the apps you’re using. And what happens to all that private information can not be worked out in the end user agreements. A large part of the time, it was even difficult to keep track of where the data went, opening up the possibility for users to identity theft or corruption of data.

The good news – the largest part of the data is blocked by the “connect” app is just ad tracking information for apps that you get for free, and a number of the recorded data about the way you deal with apps, so that developers can improve them over time – which means that most of the apps send data do not “spy” on you. Still, Apple may have to deal with a significant amount of damage if it turns out that their privacy pledge is not as transparent as she thought it would be.

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