Tech giant Apple projects itself as a privacy-focused firm, but according to the latest research, the company might be contradicting its own practices when it comes to collecting App Store data.
According to a Twitter thread published by an iOS developer and security researcher Tommy Mysk, Apple tracks customers’ activity via ‘Directory Services Identifier’ or DSLD which is linked to the customer’s iCloud and is able to collect private data like name, email address, and contacts.
What’s more worrying is that the revelations reported in the thread state that even if customers switch off device analytics in the ‘Settings menu, the company deploys this dsId to other apps too.
“Apple’s analytics data include an ID called “dsId”. We were able to verify that “dsId” is the “Directory Services Identifier”, an ID that uniquely identifies an iCloud account. Meaning, Apple’s analytics can personally identify you,” Mysk tweeted.
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