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Cydia apps send less private data than legal apps

Cydia apps send less private data than legal apps

New study from the University of California reveals that Cydia apps send significantly less private data than apps from the App Store. Contrary to popular belief, applications under Cydia would therefore comply more with the rules put in place by Apple than “legal” applications.

21% of apps in the App Store would send UDID data to servers, compared to only 4% in Cydia. Ms. observation regarding location information (4%) and contacts (5%) on the App Store, which would be much more permissive than Cydia on this side. Only a Cydia application would indeed send this type of data from the servers. These results revealed by the University of California would therefore put an end to the popular myth of applications under Cydia which respect less the rules put in place by Apple than the applications deemed “legal”, while pointing the finger at an impressive number of applications “ legal ”who allow themselves to collect private information without necessarily reporting it…

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(Source: 9to5mac)