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: Have you ever downloaded a flashlight app from the Apple App Store and got a weird request for access your location? iTorcia is a popular flashlight app that Appthority calls "suspect."

What are the risks: • Includes the device's Unique Device Identifier as a query string parameter in the URL that is sent unencrypted via HTTP. • Accesses user's Location, Calendar and Contacts Book. • Includes file paths to source code files in debug information, stored within the app's executable, which often include usernames and information related to the app developer. • Incorporates Flurry Analytics framework, a service used to collect usage data, as well as Millennial Media, AdMob, DoubleClick and other analytics and ad network frameworks.

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