Only recently, the tech giant was accused of undermining its own tracking protection and collecting unauthorized user data. Now the company is once again being criticized.
Not long ago, four plaintiffs filed a class action lawsuit against Apple. The accusation was that the US company had found a way to circumvent its own ATT tracking protection. Now researchers have uncovered that the infringement could be even more far-reaching than previously thought. Specifically, Apple Analytics data is said to contain an ID that allows iCloud users to be identified.
Not the first accusation against Apple
What user data was really transmitted?
Now Mysk is once again making serious accusations against Apple. This time it is about a user ID called “DSID” (Directory Services Identifier). This is an ID number that is linked to the iCloud account of the respective user and cannot be changed. According to Mysk, this ID is to be transmitted to Apple as part of the data collection process. The problem: It is identifiable, i.e. linked to all data in iCloud. This includes the user’s full name, e-mail address and birthday. In this way, Apple can personalize each data transmission and thus assign it to a specific person, according to the accusation.
Possible consequences not foreseeable