Experts claimed that some apps are receiving Apple's new nutrition labels, although they are still tracking users' sensitive data.

Apple released the labels after updating its App Store policies. The company did this to require the developers to send their new apps' data tracking habits.   

Some of the Applications on Apple's App Store are Still Tracking Your Data, Making Its New Labels Inaccurate
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According to Washington Post's latest report, Apple has inaccurately reviewed more than 50% of the applications and other social media platforms that can be downloaded within its official App Store. 

Digital Information World reported that Apple released its new App Store privacy "Nutrition Labels" last December 2020. The tech giant manufacturer published the update so that users can further understand the app's privacy policies. 

This will allow them to see what are the application's activities, enabling them to properly decide if they'll install it or find another platform. 

Does Apple wrongly review apps? 

The new researcher revealed that almost half of Apple's App Store's number of apps are stating false information about their user data tracking habits. Rumors also stated that Apple is also to blame since the company did not properly review the applications. 

Some of the Applications on Apple's App Store are Still Tracking Your Data, Making Its New Labels Inaccurate

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Although this is the case, the tech giant manufacturer didn't provide the exact number of apps involved in the issue. But, it still named seven apps that were wrongly reviewed. 

On the other hand, the researchers claimed that one out of three apps is still providing false user data tracking habit information. If this problem continues, Apple could be the one to blame since it is the application provider.  

Apps that were wrongly reviewed

Satisfying Slime Simulator is one of the apps that were wrongly reviewed by Apple. Why? Because this service was discovered to identify the user's iPhone model and other device properties with Google, Facebook, and the service GameAnalytics. The researchers also discovered that this app also sends user's phone IDs, battery level info, free storage space, volume level, and even the user's general location to a software provider called Unity. 

The other accused apps are the following; 

  • Rumble 
  • Maps.Me 
  • FunDo Pro 
  • Whatsapp Direct Chat and Web
  • Instdown
  • PlayerXTreme 

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