John Gruber:

The accusation comes from Will Strafech, a respected security researcher who discovered the “actual information” by observing network traffic. He saw the AccuWeather iOS app sending his router’s name and MAC address to Reveal Mobile. This isn’t speculation. They were caught red-handed — go ahead and read Strafech’s original report.

AccuWeather is not only a shitty weather app, but a shitty company. I use Hello Weather, and here’s hoping they aren’t pulling shady shit. And the fact I don’t know that, and Apple doesn’t, highlights a real problem Apple needs to address.


Posted by Ben Brooks