They have to make money somehow, so it is by selling all of your information. Dozens of popular iPhone apps caught sending user location data to monetization firms.
A group of security researchers say dozens of popular iPhone apps are quietly sharing the location data of “tens of millions of mobile devices” with third-party data monetization firms.
Almost all require access to a user’s location data to work properly, like weather and fitness apps, but share that data often as a way to generate revenue for free-to-download apps.
There is a list of at least some of the apps involved, including those, like AccuWeather and NOAA Weather Radar that changed the code once they were busted. But some don’t.</p