It’s no secret that today the collection of personal data Through the applications and social networks that we use daily on our devices, this is a reality. Over time, we’ve come to accept this and even get used to it, but do you know which apps collect more information?
Apple vs user invasion
The App Store labels They have recently created a problem between companies, as giants like Google and Facebook have come to defend their position in the face of the need to know the user to provide better advertising. However, for the Cupertino company, the user should be aware of what this entails.
In the case of Google, It took a long time to make the necessary and required changes to your applications for the App Store. This raised suspicion among users who expected the company to reveal how much data it was collecting.
Finally, recently there were updates to Google apps showing the beacons, confirming that they were spying on iPhone and iPad users, “Access a large and unnecessary amount of information”, According to a spokesperson for the search engine DuckDuckGo.
The App Store apps that collect the most data
The labels were used so that users could see the data obtained by their favorite applications and what they are doing with it. With this, the cloud storage service pCloud released a list of the 10 apps from the AppStore that collect the most data.
- Railway line
- Youtube music
Instagram ranks first with 79% of data shared with third parties, followed by Facebook with 57% and LinkedIn with 50%. Trainline, YouTube and YouTube Music with 43%; Deliveroo, Duolingo and eBay round out the top 10 with 36%.
In addition, he also offered another list with the ten apps that collect data for their own purposes. In other words, to display your own advertisement in the same application.
- Uber eats
- Just eat
The study was carried out with the tags provided openly in the AppStore, and according to pCloud its methodology only shows data to inform the public without the intention of discredit to any of the mentioned applications or their developers.
This new study to confirm that Facebook and Instagram are the most invasive applications for the user. Something to consider if you are careful with your information.