AccuWeather caught sending user location data, even when location sharing is off


tay
#1
AccuWeather is one of the most popular weather apps in Apple's app store, with a near perfect four-star rating and millions of downloads to its name. But what the app doesn't say is that it sends sensitive data to a firm designed to monetize user locations without users' explicit permission.

Security researcher Will Strafach intercepted the traffic from an iPhone running the latest version of AccuWeather and its servers and found that even when the app didn't have permission to access the device's precise location, the app would send the Wi-Fi router name and its unique MAC address to the servers of data monetization firm Reveal Mobile every few hours. That data can be correlated with public data to reveal an approximate location of a user's device.

AccuWeather caught sending user location data, even when location sharing is off | ZDNet
 
Danbones
#2
According to Mcafee ( the antivirus guy):
If its free, for sure it's spying om you.