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Apple Allows Uber to Use a Powerful Feature that Lets it Record iPhone Screen

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If you are an iPhone user and use Uber app, you would be surprised to know that widely popular ride-hailing app can record your screen secretly.

Security researcher Will Strafach recently revealed that Apple selectively grants (what's known as an "entitlement") Uber a powerful ability to use the newly introduced screen-recording API with intent to improve the performance of the Uber app on Apple Watch.

The screen-recording API allows the Uber app to record user's screen information even when the app is closed, giving Uber access to all the personal information passing through an iPhone screen.

What's more?The company's access to such permission could make this data vulnerable to hackers if they, somehow, able to hijack Uber's software.

"It looks like no other third-party developer has been able to get Apple to grant them a private sensitive entitlement of this nature," Strafach told Gizmodo, who first reported about the issue. "Considering Uber's past privacy issues I am...(continued)
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