Oct 202015
 October 20, 2015  Breaches, Business

Charlie Osborne reports:

A Chinese mobile advertising firm, the perpetrator behind 256 apps pulled from the App Store for using private APIs, has apologized profusely for the data collection.

As previously reported by ZDNet, over 250 applications were pulled from Apple’s iOS mobile operating system app store after reports surfaced of apps collecting private user data.

Security firm SourceDNA said on Sunday that a group of applications using Guangzhou Youmi Mobile Technology Co‘s third-party software development kit uses private APIs to collect personal and private data — including email addresses, Apple IDs and device identification markers — before sending this data to the Chinese firm’s servers.

Read more on ZDNet.

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