Lot of popular iPhone Apps including big travel companies are tracking user data on a daily basis without leaving a hint of it for the users. If you happen to use on of these iPhone Apps and browse on it and enter your private credentials like credit card, it is a serious risk and threat on your security as every detail is being monitored and stored by these companies.
Techcrunch went behind the scenes and saw how messed up this is and came up with details that a regular iPhone App user would not like to hear about. They found out that several of the iPhone Apps ranging from hoteliers, travel sites, airlines, cell phone carriers, banks and financiers are involved in this fiasco and these companies have never clarified about tracking user activity on each Apps leaving everyone in the dark.
Techcrunch further reported:
Apps like Abercrombie & Fitch, Hotels.com and Singapore Airlines also use Glassbox, a customer experience analytics firm, one of a handful of companies that allows developers to embed “session replay” technology into their apps. These session replays let app developers record the screen and play them back to see how its users interacted with the app to figure out if something didn’t work or if there was an error. Every tap, button push and keyboard entry is recorded — effectively screenshotted — and sent back to the app developers.
Without analyzing the data for each app, it’s impossible to know if an app is recording a user’s screens of how you’re using the app. We didn’t even find it in the small print of their privacy policies.