Apple faces class action lawsuit for collecting iPhone data without consent

Chris Smith


Apple iPhone

User privacy is one of the core iPhone features that Apple has been advertising for years. The company introduced various protections in iOS to improve user security and privacy while antagonizing companies like Meta (Facebook) and Google. But a recent discovery might tarnish Apple's privacy claims.

Security researchers found that the App Store app records every interaction you have with the iPhone app, sending the data to Apple despite privacy restrictions that might be in place. A follow-up showed that other default Apple apps exhibit the same behavior. The list includes Apple Music, Apple TV, Books, and Stocks.

Following the discovery of these startling privacy-infringing behaviors, someone filed a class action suit against Apple in California.

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