Apple is cracking down on apps that are collecting users’ personal data from iPhones and iPads. The company has purged 256 malicious apps so far. The infected apps mostly originated in the Chinese app store where an advertising company, Youmi, baked in tracking and collection tools into its advertising API without telling developers. Apps with ads served by Youmi were unknowingly taking part in the collection of user information. Apple is working with developers to get the apps back up and running without the malicious coding.
Read the full article here: Apple Purges Hundreds of Apps That Collected Personal Data From The App Store