Update: Apple is reportedly instructing developers to either inform and request consent from users to record user screen data, or remove the code entirely. Apps that do neither will be removed from the App Store, according to follow-up TechCrunch coverage.
It’s not unusual for apps to collect your data whether it’s to create targeted advertising, help with technical support, or to learn about the demographics of customers.
However, it looks like some companies have taken their data collection practices even further, by recording your screen when you use their iPhone apps.
According to reports by TechCrunch and the App Analyst, iOS applications from the likes of Air Canada, Abercrombie and Fitch, Singapore Airlines, Expedia, and Hotels.com have used "session replay" technology from data analytics company Glassbox to record user's screens while using their apps.… Read the full article