Apple threatens to BAN iOS apps that secretly record users' iPhone screens

Following revelations yesterday regarding the use of session replay tech among big-name travel apps that recode iPhone users’ screens, Apple is now telling developers to either remove the code responsible or disclose it to users, according to a new report from TechCrunch. The punishment for failing to do so could be as severe as having the offending app forcibly removed from the App Store. Apple confirmed to the publication that its App Store Review Guidelines prohibit this kind of activity without first gaining proper consent from a user. “Protecting user privacy is paramount in the Apple ecosystem. Our App Store Review Guidelines require that apps request explicit user consent and provide a clear visual indication when recording,... Continue reading…

Apple threatens to BAN iOS apps that secretly record users' iPhone screens

Apple has told several developers that they must remove code in apps that lets them record how users are interacting with their phone or their apps will be yanked from the App Store.

Fri 8 Feb 19 from Daily Mail

Apple to developers: disclose screen recording or get booted from App Store

Developers must tell users about the feature, or remove it completely.

Fri 8 Feb 19 from Arstechnica

Apple is cracking down on apps that secretly record your screen

A recent report by TechCrunch and The App Analyst revealed that some major companies use an analytics tool that secretly record every swipe and tap you make within their applications. ...

Thu 7 Feb 19 from Engadget

Some Popular iPhone Apps Are Secretly Recording Your Screen

The offending apps include Air Canada, Hollister, Expedia, Hotels.com, and many more. These apps use technology from a customer experience analytics firm called Glassbox. It pushes a product ...

Thu 7 Feb 19 from Extremetech

Some iPhone apps record your actions without permission, report says - CNET

The Air Canada, Hollister and Expedia apps are among those highlighted by TechCrunch.

Thu 7 Feb 19 from CNET Cutting Edge

Several popular iPhone apps are quietly recording your screens

TechCrunch, along with The App Analyst, found that some airline, hotel, and retail apps use embedded technology from a company called Glassbox, a customer experience analytics firm.

Thu 7 Feb 19 from Techspot

Popular iPhone Apps Are Secretly Recording Your Screen Activity

Privacy is a big deal for many people around the world and many of the devices that we use do a poor jobs of protecting our data. Amazon, for instance, has been in hot water for sharing Alexa ...

Thu 7 Feb 19 from HotHardware

iPhone apps like Air Canada and Expedia are secretly recording your activity and 'replaying' it

An investigation has found that certain iPhone apps like Air Canada and Hollister are recording your activity and sending the data to app developers who can 'replay it'.

Thu 7 Feb 19 from Daily Mail

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