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The Popular App Tech Experts Say You Shouldn’t Have On Your iPhone Because It Shares Your Data

SheFinds logo SheFinds 11/12/2021 Lisa Cupido
You may think you know all of the apps that are crushing your battery power and snatching your data. But there are a few super popular apps that are likely not on your radar and are as worthy of your attention as Facebook or Facebook Messenger (worse, maybe, because at least you expect social media apps to be taxing on your device). The more you know about the apps that are stalling your phone or compromising your security, the better. And this is the popular app tech experts say you shouldn’t have on your iPhone because it shares your data.  Minecraft It may seem like an innocent and fun distraction. But Minecraft is one such app that was surprisingly sending user data to its servers and third-party servers, according to Daniela Sawyer, Founder and Business Development Strategist of FindPeopleFast.net.  “The game app was found to send the data to AppsFlyer, which is a mobile analytics organization,” Sawyer says. “Microsoft, the company behind Minecraft, has no clear indication regarding this behavior, and the support staff also do not comment on this matter. When these apps share our data in such a secret manner, many questions arise regarding their intention and credibility. The data transmitted can be used in several ways that may be harmless as well as harmful.” © Provided by SheFinds

You may think you know all of the apps that are crushing your battery power and snatching your data. But there are a few super popular apps that are likely not on your radar and are as worthy of your attention as Facebook or Facebook Messenger (worse, maybe, because at least you expect social media apps to be taxing on your device). The more you know about the apps that are stalling your phone or compromising your security, the better. And this is the popular app tech experts say you shouldn’t have on your iPhone because it shares your data. 

Minecraft

It may seem like an innocent and fun distraction. But Minecraft is one such app that was surprisingly sending user data to its servers and third-party servers, according to Daniela Sawyer, Founder and Business Development Strategist of FindPeopleFast.net

“The game app was found to send the data to AppsFlyer, which is a mobile analytics organization,” Sawyer says. “Microsoft, the company behind Minecraft, has no clear indication regarding this behavior, and the support staff also do not comment on this matter. When these apps share our data in such a secret manner, many questions arise regarding their intention and credibility. The data transmitted can be used in several ways that may be harmless as well as harmful.”

You may think you know all of the apps that are crushing your battery power and snatching your data. But there are a few super popular apps that are likely not on your radar and are as worthy of your attention as Facebook or Facebook Messenger (worse, maybe, because at least you expect social media apps to be taxing on your device). The more you know about the apps that are stalling your phone or compromising your security, the better. And this is the popular app tech experts say you shouldn’t have on your iPhone because it shares your data. 

The harmless ways that you may not have to worry so much about include things like the company possibly tracking the number of installs of the app, users’ installation and gameplay experiences to make them more accessible in future updates, etc. But there are plenty of reasons to reconsider playing Minecraft. “The harmful ways can be to use the data to track users’ activities, tracking ads that users interact with,” Sawyer says. “Companies may use the later information to show targeted ads to the user. They may also sell this user data to other vendors who may utilize it in different ways. Use cases can be multiple, but the most shocking fact is the seemingly harmless ways companies operate to get more and more information about the user.”   Even if you don’t want to delete Minecraft, minimizing the amount of time you spend on the app can help protect your data.  © Provided by SheFinds

The harmless ways that you may not have to worry so much about include things like the company possibly tracking the number of installs of the app, users’ installation and gameplay experiences to make them more accessible in future updates, etc. But there are plenty of reasons to reconsider playing Minecraft. “The harmful ways can be to use the data to track users’ activities, tracking ads that users interact with,” Sawyer says. “Companies may use the later information to show targeted ads to the user. They may also sell this user data to other vendors who may utilize it in different ways. Use cases can be multiple, but the most shocking fact is the seemingly harmless ways companies operate to get more and more information about the user.”

 

Even if you don’t want to delete Minecraft, minimizing the amount of time you spend on the app can help protect your data. 

Minecraft

It may seem like an innocent and fun distraction. But Minecraft is one such app that was surprisingly sending user data to its servers and third-party servers, according to Daniela Sawyer, Founder and Business Development Strategist of FindPeopleFast.net

“The game app was found to send the data to AppsFlyer, which is a mobile analytics organization,” Sawyer says. “Microsoft, the company behind Minecraft, has no clear indication regarding this behavior, and the support staff also do not comment on this matter. When these apps share our data in such a secret manner, many questions arise regarding their intention and credibility. The data transmitted can be used in several ways that may be harmless as well as harmful.”

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