After the revelations in the last few days regarding the registration of the screen while using the app itself among the travel apps of the big names -see on the sidelines last week – has demanded that Apple developers that they remove the code responsible for that delivery or to inform users about this event. Or have the Apple TV to the signing of stern punishment for non-compliance with those directives, that is, remove the offending app by app from the App Store.
Apple confirmed the app publishers that the rules of the shop programs to prohibit this type of Conduct which violate privacy without the consent of the user. Because according to the principle of the apple core the protection of user privacy is critical only if the user’s express consent and visible when you are shopping in those applications.
This includes practices, known as re-read the session “re-run of what was happening on the application”, the use of an external company, is the reputed companies in the IT company Glassbox “Israeli” competent analyses, where you include code in an application that logs user activity.
And they claim that the objective phenomenon of that process, is to inform the owner of the application errors that could occur during operating, the detection of the reasons not to acquire the popular app users have standing on the shortcomings and try to fix it such as searching for features and designs more attractive. And also, that there is no indication that the company Glassbox do anything we walked to the data at all. They take user privacy very seriously!
However, as noted in the report of TechCrunch, one of the applications in the company Air Canada had failed to hide sensitive user data, and was able to apps like App Analyst from intercepting that data easily.
Among the companies that used the company Glassbox to record the activity of users on their applications, the company Abercrombie & Fitch ” retail company focused on selling apparel, based in New Albany, Ohio”. As well as the company’s Expedia travel. And Hotels.com for hotels, as well as Singapore Airlines.
Received company Glassbox on that in a statement, that what he says in his report of the site TechCrunch misleading and it does not spy on users. The objectives consist in improving the customer experience online by providing tools that record and analyze user activity on web sites and applications, and that information companies better understand how consumers use their services and apps. And they are supporters of user’s privacy and security. They support the idea that customers have a clear knowledge and know-how that their statements be recorded, just as you tell your company communication that your call may be recorded.
So you can Apple in its campaign strong to fight the enemies of privacy the beginning of Google, Facebook, and then any developer going to the Apps Store iOS .
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