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Apple has always maintained an image of privacy that ensures users’ data is not tracked—it even launched an ad campaign to boast about it. However, two analysts have just examined said privacy policy and found that that might not be the case.

A software company named Mysk looked under the hood of Apple’s tracking habits and found that every user’s move was being recorded and sent back to headquarters. Of course, this is true only for its in-house apps, such as the App Store, Apple Music, Apple TV, Stocks, and Books.

To experiment, two different types of phones were used. One was a jailbroken iPhone on iOS 14.6 that allowed the team to decrypt and examine precisely what was being sent. At the same time, the second was a regular iPhone using iOS16.

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