App Store privacy information may be false, according to a new report

As many as one in three apps on the App Store may provide false information in their "table of contents", a new report shows.

Since 8 December there is new, mandatory privacy information about all apps in the App Store - a kind of table of contents for apps - where the information an app needs to retrieve from your phone in order to be used is clarified.

But this information is not always correct, reports the Washington Post. In a random sample, one in three apps was found to provide incomplete information. For example, the relaxation app Satisfying Slime Simulator sent information to Google and Facebook, even though it was not stated in the privacy information in the App Store.

Apple says in a comment to the Washington Post that it constantly checks that apps follow the rules in the App Store, and that action is taken otherwise.

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This article originally appeared on Macworld Sweden. Translation by Karen Haslam.