Apple turns a blind-eye to apps' data-creeping despite privacy claims


“It’s the middle of the night. Do you know who your iPhone is talking to?” - Washington Post piece on apps that data-creep in the middle of the night.

I made that up…“data-creep” just feels right because damn, it’s creepy! Like, “Yelp data-creeped me all night long and didn’t buy me dinner first!” Or, “I thought me and Door-Dash were just friends but then I found out it was data-creeping me several times a day when it thought I wasn’t looking. And I’m like, ‘Dude, I’m just not that into you. I thought we had a good thing going but then you had to go and make it weird. Guess I’m getting my own takeout food now.’”



I’d very much like to read the piece, but it’s behind a pay wall, is it possible to copy/paste it to this pad so we can all see it? Thanks so much! =)



Yes, I’m so sorry! @_TJ done – let me know if you have any problems with it. Thanks for the heads-up. I didn’t even think of the paywall.



Thanks so much! I appreciate it, it sounded interesting and I just want to make sure everyone got a chance to read it! =) =) =)

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Thanks for posting this, Steph! I agree with the author. I would like to see more accountability.

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Perfect, I really appreciate you going out of your way to post this. =)

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You have to love that we literally pay for them to steal data from us. :unamused: My mother’s phone settings were all out of whack a few months back. She was sending all sorts of data from apps & even from Safari constantly & sucking up huge amounts of her data plan like she never had previously. I had to go through & change a lot of her permissions & settings. Now I want to change even more settings for her after the data detox!

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