iPhones Are Still Not Fully Private

iPhones Are Still Not Fully Private

iPhones Are Still Not Fully Private

iPhones Are Still Not Fully Private

The Main Point

iPhones are still not fully private, even though that is what Apple wants you to think. A recent study has shown that iPhones still collect a lot of your data, and they even collect more types of data than Android. Android still collects more data in volume, but what happened to, ” Privacy, that’s iPhone.”

Privacy is a very large concern when it comes to the increasingly large amount of technology in our world. Apple and Google are two of the largest tech companies in the world, and people have been concerned about their data collecting habits for years. But, Apple is generally considered to be the one that collects much less data. Now, there is a new study by Trinity College, showing that iPhones, as well as Android devices, collect much more data than we thought.

iPhones Are Still Not Fully Private

What data is collected?

We already knew that Google collected quite a bit of data from Android devices, but they collect way more than we expected. Apple, on the other hand, was supposed to be more private, but it turns out that they collect more types of data than Google. Google still collects more data in total, but Apple was supposed to be more private. In total, Google collects about 20 times more data than Apple, which is a ton. This doesn’t mean that Apple is better, though, because the researcher’s iPhone sent much more data, including device location, IP address and Mac addresses of other devices on your WIFI network. Both iPhone and Android send data back to Apple and Google’s servers every 4 or 5 minutes, even when the phone is left idle for days. Many of Google and Apple’s apps also send data back to servers. Even if you are not logged in to your iPhone or Android device, they still send data back to their servers. It is crazy how much data these devices send.

iPhones Are Still Not Fully Private

Is there any way to stop data collection?

Currently, there isn’t really a good way to fully stop data collection on either platform. Hopefully this study will bring some more attention to this data collection, and then we will get some better ways to stop Apple and Google from collecting data. For Android, it is possible to stop the majority of data collection. In order to do this, you have to disable network connections. You then have to disable Google Play Services, as well as the Google Play and YouTube apps. If you want to download any apps, though, you will have to use a third party app store. On the Apple side, there is nothing you can do. iPhones can not be activated without an internet connection. This means that there is no way to stop Apple from collecting your data. Apple used to have ads that said, “Privacy, that’s iPhone”, but I guess those ads meant nothing.

The Main Point

iPhones are still not fully private, even though that is what Apple wants you to think. A recent study has shown that iPhones still collect a lot of your data, and they even collect more types of data than Android. Android still collects more data in volume, but what happened to, ” Privacy, that’s iPhone.”