These Popular iPhone Apps Recorded Device Screens without Their Users’ Permission — See the List

A half-dozen very popular iPhone apps have been identified as secretly recording users’ screens without their permission…

Mobile apps provide quick access to a number of tasks. These helpful digital interfaces provide on-the-spot information. And, in return for such convenience, some companies collect third-party data to better understand users.

So, whenever users swipe, tap, and interact with their phones all that information might be mined. However, it could include personal data, such as credit card numbers, usernames, passwords, contacts, and more.

Popular iPhone Apps Secretly Recording Device Screens without Users’ Permission

Although some phone manufacturers attempt to preemptively prevent such practices, it’s not foolproof. 

In other words, there are companies who still clansdenstily collect user data. Some do so without explicit permission. Several popular iPhone apps happen to fall into this category, according to a report by TechCrunch.

That report reveals a half-dozen companies which do engage in such practices. These do not totally disclose their analytics behaviors. Here’s the list of known offenders:

  • Abercrombie & Fitch
  • Hollister
  • Expedia
  • Hotels.com
  • Singapore Airlines
  • Air Canada

It shouldn’t be a secret mobile apps collect all kinds of information about their users’ behaviors. But, some do push the envelop when it comes to device manufacturers’ and OS makers’ policies on privacy.

Ashley Lipman

Ashley Lipman is a super-connector with Outreachmama who helps businesses find their audience online through outreach, partnerships, and networking.