Cultureculture

Thu Feb 7, 2019, 11:22 AM

Popular iPhone apps are secretly recording your screen without permission: report

Several major companies are secretly recording your every move on their iPhone apps without your permission or even your knowledge, a new investigation has found.

According to the TechCrunch report, several popular iPhone apps, including hotels and travel sites and retailers, not only know what you're doing with their apps but they could even expose sensitive data.

The technology news site discovered that apps including Hotels.com, Air Canada and Abercrombie & Fitch use Glassbox, a customer experience analytics firm that allows developers to embed so-called "session replay" technology into their apps. Developers can then record users' screens and play them back to see how people used the app.

"Every tap, button push and keyboard entry is recorded—effectively screenshotted—and sent back to the app developers," TechCrunch reports.

more at: https://www.foxnews.com/tech/popular-iphone-apps-are-secretly-recording-your-screen-without-permission

Wow, I am so shocked...........................................not!

2 replies, 96 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 2 replies Author Time Post
Reply Popular iPhone apps are secretly recording your screen without permission: report (Original post)
quad489 Feb 7 OP
foia Feb 7 #1
Gamle-ged Feb 7 #2

Response to quad489 (Original post)

Thu Feb 7, 2019, 11:56 AM

1. It helps them develop better apps.

It's really no different than following users and recording behavior as they navigate websites. Or Google following you around to figure what ads to throw at you.

Anyone who thinks that what they do on their computer or phone is private is pretty naive.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to quad489 (Original post)

Thu Feb 7, 2019, 12:01 PM

2. I have an LG CF360, it places and receives phone calls. Screw em'.



Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Cultureculture