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iPhone Apps Secretly Harvest Data When They Send Notifications

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iPhones loaded with apps.

iPhone apps including Facebook, LinkedIn, TikTok, and X/Twitter are skirting Apple’s privacy rules to collect user data through notifications, according to tests by security researchers at Mysk Inc.

Credit: Hollis Johnson/Business Insider

Security researchers at the app development firm Mysk Inc. found that some iPhone apps are using notifications to get around Apple's privacy rules governing the collection of user data.

The researchers said the data being collected through notification appears related to analytics, advertising, and tracking users across different apps and devices.

The use of notifications for gathering user data also gets around the practice of closing apps to prevent them from background data collection.

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