Some major companies are using an analytics tool to secretly record each move and tap you make within their applications. This report was issued by The App Analyst and TechCrunch. It was also said that Apple has started informing developers to eliminate that screen-recording code if they don’t need their apps pulled from the App Store. Most of the applications using the tool don’t ask for permission to record your screen activities.
It’s obviously against the tech giant’s App Store Review Guidelines. TechCrunch got an explanation from a spokesperson, “It requires that apps request explicit user consent and provide a clear visual indication when recording, logging, or otherwise making a record of user activity”. The TC also explained the tool is designed to steal sensitive data recorded from the screen of a user. The information could be a passport or credit card numbers. This technology allows its clients to replay a user’s actions, giving them concrete examples of how customers are using their apps.
The spokesperson said the company has already reached out to developers whose apps are violating the policy and Apple will take immediate action if necessary. Cupertino informed the developer that they don’t have more than a day to eliminate the code and resubmit their app. Their application would be removed from the App Store if they fail to address the issue within that timeframe. An alleged company Glassbox provides screen recording technology. There are some companies using the tech, including Air Canada, Abercrombie & Fitch, Expedia, and Hotels.com.