- In April, Apple rolled out a privacy feature that allows users to ask apps not to track their data.
- A new study found popular iPhone apps are still collecting user data — even if they’re asked not to.
- Apple claims “what happens on your iPhone, stays on your iPhone.” A former employee says argues that’s not the case.
Johnny Lin, a former Apple engineer and co-founder of the software company Lockdown Privacy says Apple’s “Ask App Not To Track” button is a “dud” that gives users “a false sense of privacy,” according to a Washington Post report.
Even if users request apps not to collect their activity across other companies’ apps and websites, popular iPhone apps like Subway Surfers still collect personal data, a new study by Lockdown Privacy