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iOS Application Security by David Thiel

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14MOBILE PRIVACY CONCERNS

People tend to carry location-aware mobile devices wherever they go, and they store tons of personal data on these devices, making privacy a constant concern in mobile security. Modern iOS devices allow applications (upon request) to read people’s location data, use the microphone, read contacts, access the M7 motion processor, and much more. Using these APIs responsibly not only is important to users but also can help reduce liability and increase the chances of the application being gracefully accepted into the App Store.

I discussed a fair bit of privacy-related content in Chapter 10; this was largely in regard to accidental data leakage. In this chapter, I’ll cover privacy issues that affect both users and app authors ...

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