AccuWeather for iOS Caught Collecting Data Even When Users Ask It Not To

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AccuWeather is currently one of the top weather applications on mobile devices, so it should come as a big surprise that it might be violating Apple’s guidelines due to data collection running even when users specifically block it from doing this.

Security researcher Will Strafach has conducted an in-depth analysis of the way AccuWeather handles user data collection and discovered that even when users block the application from retrieving their location, some information is still being sent to RevealMobile, a company that helps mobile app developers “generate more mobile revenue,” as their own site explains.

When configuring AccuWeather on an iOS device, giving the permission to track the location to provide the forecast leads to certain data being collected and shared with RevealMobile, including the device’s precise GPS coo… (read more)

Source: softpedia.com

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