There is no privacy. Apple accused of spying on iPhone users
Apple ads have repeatedly tried to convince us that the iPhone is synonymous with privacy. However, cybersecurity experts from Mysk finally dispelled this myth. They found that iPhones are not shy about keeping track of their owners, and do so regardless of the settings chosen.
After conducting a study, Mysk found out that Apple tracks and stores information about all user actions in the App Store, whether it be search queries, the exact time of entry and exit, response to push notifications. “And what is it?” – many will ask, because the collected data is anonymized, and they cannot be associated with a specific person, as Apple itself insists.
Sounds reasonable, but there was one caveat. Together with the rest of the data, the dsID parameter is sent to the “apple” servers. As experts have found out, dsID is nothing more than a “directory service identifier” that completely deanonymizes an iPhone or iPad user.
This is because the dsID of each iCloud account is unique, which means it will not be difficult to associate it with a real person. And get data regarding his name, date of birth, email address and other information from iCloud. In general, nothing prevents Apple from collecting a detailed dossier on each iPhone and iPad owner.
The reality is at odds with Apple’s marketing of anonymized data collection, and many of the company’s advertising claims even have legal force. Let’s see what the representatives of the “apple” company will respond to the accusations and whether they will answer at all, so far there has been no reaction to it.