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iPhone and iPad users are still being secretly tracked?

It’s been almost a year since Apple officially introduced iOS 14.5 with the App Tracking Transparency (ATT) feature, which lets users choose whether they want third-party apps to track them. However, some developers have found new ways to continue tracking iOS users even if they opt out of tracking by third-party apps.

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While app tracking transparency (or ATT) works, it still has some vulnerabilities that allow apps to silently collect some data from a user’s device.

Researchers analyzed nine iOS apps that use server-side code to generate user identifiers even when app tracking is disabled. This code is provided by a subsidiary of Alibaba company, it is possible to track this identifier across applications. As a result, advertising companies can still target content to a specific user.

In total, the study compared 1,759 apps before and after ATT was released to iOS users. Although a quarter of these apps claim that they don’t collect any user data, 80% of them still contain at least one tracking library.

Despite the documents presented by the researchers, this does not mean that iOS app tracking transparency is useless. Changes in Apple’s privacy policy have in fact made it more difficult for developers to track users, and they can no longer receive the same amount of data as before. ATT is still one of the best features ever introduced on iOS, and Apple is sure to improve it year after year.

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Changes in Apple’s privacy policy have in fact made it more difficult for developers to track users.

Source: 9to5mac

https://kenh14.vn/nguoi-dung-iphone-ipad-van-dang-bi-am-tham-theo-doi-20220421232502744.chn

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