Investing.com app and data privacy question

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by stylinexpat, Nov 17, 2016.

  1. stylinexpat macrumors 6502a

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    Recently there was news out of China where data was being sent back to China's servers.
    I recently discovered that even though under privacy I had diagnostics and usage switched off to not send it seemed to be sending all kinds of info from an app called investing.com

    Can someone here look into this? When I asked investing.com about this I got the reply below. I asked them if this info being collected and sent was by Apple or Investing the below email was now they responded. All kinds of personal info seems to show on that data log usage being sent out. Since it is their app they should know but their response was some what alarming.

    http://www.phonearena.com/news/N.Y....-phones-sends-data-to-Chinese-servers_id87822

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  2. addamas macrumors 6502

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    What privacy settings you have with this app ?
     
  3. stylinexpat thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Do not send but all kinds of **** is being sent out.


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  4. C DM macrumors Westmere

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  5. stylinexpat thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    A few reasons... Look at the reply above when I asked them if this data was being collected by Apple or by them. Then you can see above attachments I attached plus the one below. Along with that we have background data refresh running and data usage.

    You install the app and then let me know what you think.
     
  6. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Well as far as data usage goes an app will generally use some data to function and perform its functionalities. Again, not sure what it is that indicates that some sort additional information is being sent out.
     
  7. stylinexpat thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Did you look at the contents in the image of the last post?
     
  8. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    What part of what's there shows something being sent out and/or something nefarious?
     
  9. stylinexpat thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    You have address book,contacts,incoming call filter,calendar,etc.. none of those have anything to do with app. Besides, why could the app developers not answer a simple question then when asked?
     
  10. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    These are iOS system logs that log information relating to some crash or issue which typically includes things like hardware and software details, running processes, other system services, etc. All fairly typical and normal for system logs. That section is also generally related to what could be sent to Apple if that is enabled by the user and not necessarily what is sent to developers.
     

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