Apple does not allow third-party applications to share data about a user without obtaining users’ permission. Photo: Reuters Apple does not allow third-party applications to share data about a user without obtaining users’ permission. Photo: Reuters
Apple does not allow third-party applications to share data about a user without obtaining users’ permission. Photo: Reuters

Apple bans apps collecting personal data after discovering Chinese marketing firm routes data back to its company servers

China's Youmi's advertising software extracts information without consent, violating the iPhone maker's privacy and security guidelines

Apple does not allow third-party applications to share data about a user without obtaining users’ permission. Photo: Reuters Apple does not allow third-party applications to share data about a user without obtaining users’ permission. Photo: Reuters
Apple does not allow third-party applications to share data about a user without obtaining users’ permission. Photo: Reuters
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