iOS and Mac – Apple is a company that has always bragged about its commitment to privacy. However,
It seems the company needs to take a closer look at some of the apps
that allows it to be found in the iTunes App Store,
Especially after the release of a new report from the Motherboard site stating that many popular email applications for Mac
and iOS have been found that migrate data so to speak and sell.
In fact, one of these apps is the popular Edison email app
which is included in Apple’s top 100 productivity apps on the App Store. iOS and Mac
According to Motherboard,
He has obtained classified documents that revealed applications
such as Edison are displaying the data they have obtained for third-party companies
to help them make better investment decisions.
This includes “consumer purchase metrics,
including brand loyalty,
Favorite buying habits,
Etc. ” It’s not just Edison that does this,
The report also revealed that other applications such as Cleanfox
and Slice performs such practices.
Although Cleanfox and Slice have not yet formally responded to the report,
Edison has since published a post on Medium platform explaining its actions
and reassuring users that the data they take is completely anonymous.
They also justify their actions by saying that this helps them maintain the freedom
to use the application,
Although we assume that the need to abandon privacy in exchange
for using the application may cause some users to view this application as not being free.
The company also adds that users who are dissatisfied with this are free to choose not to participate in it,
Although the number of users who realize this option is not entirely clear.