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New iOS app tricks users into proxying all web traffic for ads

spac (125766) writes | about 2 years ago

IOS 0

spac (125766) writes "AllthingsD has an interesting story about how a startup, Wajam requires users of their service to download a script that sets up a proxy to handle all network requests for the purpose of providing "Social Recommendations" within built-in apps. The privacy implications of using this profile script to users isn't clearly presented to users. Are we really to trust our data into the hands of a company founded by a man who comes from the world of browser toolbars? And for social search?!"
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