These are the iPhone apps that collect the most data about you
This study collects the applications that collect the most data about you both for their own uses and sharing them with third parties, and you are going to get many unexpected surprises.
Times are changing, and now users are much more concerned about the data that applications save and share with third parties, something that we have already seen with the reaction of the community looking for alternatives to WhatsApp.
What pCloud has done is to count how many times an application uses personal data of users for advertising purposes either for internal marketing or to share it with third parties.
The data has been taken from each of the tabs in the App Store of the most popular applications on the market, and is that Apple lists the types of data collected by the applications in categories such as browsing history, contact information, contacts, diagnosis , financial information, health, identifiers, location, purchases, search history, confidential information, usage data, user content and more.
The applications that share your data with third parties
In the table shared by pCloud, we see that Instagram is the most invasive application with 11 of the 14 data collected for these purposes, representing 79%. In second place, Facebook follows with 8 of the 14 data collected, thus representing 57%.
The applications that collect your data for their own internal use
In this second table, in the first place is Facebook with 86% of data collected from users for internal use, and exactly the same Instagram with 86%.
How much data does each app track overall
There is a third table, this time where they collect how much data in general each one of the applications tracks, and there are no changes in this regard in the first places.
The most secure applications
Curiously, there is also a last table where the safest applications to use are collected, and to keep all our data safe and private, highlighting some such as Signal, Clubhouse, Netflix, Microsoft Teams, Telegram or Skype, among others.
The study is quite interesting, but it does not make clear some aspects such as how many applications have been studied, but it does show relevant data that the user can take into account to know where their data goes when using certain apps.