In Pictures: 9 iPhone and iPad apps that invade your privacy, and 1 that doesn't

Most iPhone and iPad apps appear harmless and fun, but don't fall for them. Some apps are virtual Trojan horses that swipe personal data when you're not looking. Appthority has put together a list of some of the worst offenders and you may be shocked to learn that a couple of the most popular apps made the list, such as Facebook and Angry Birds Star Wars. Be sure to check out the app at the end of the list for the one most honest.


What it does: With all the fear and loathing about iOS apps in this slideshow, we'd like to end on a positive note. You'd think that Kindle, the popular reading app from Amazon, would be a prime candidate for personal data grabs. But Kindle's security profile scored very well in Appthority's testing.

Why it's safe: • App does what it's supposed to do without hidden requests, data collection or functions. • Links to the Security framework, which provides access to security facilities including the keychain. • Encrypts all data, both incoming and outgoing.

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