Former Apple engineer says the button on iPhones asking apps not to track you is a ‘dud’ that gives users a ‘false sense of privacy’

Former Apple engineer says the button on iPhones asking apps not to track you is a ‘dud’ that gives users a ‘false sense of privacy’

  • 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. 

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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

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