You can find an alternative that doesn’t require a lot of personal data in many different categories of apps
The iOS apps that collect the most and the least personal data in different categories
The evidence of how the public is being tracked for online ads is obvious, and by pudding we mean the percentage of iOS users who have used app tracking
The transparency function (ATT) was introduced by Apple in iOS 14.5. Globally, by May 16, 15% of users have given third-party apps permission to track them in order to send them online advertisements. In the US, 6% of iOS users gave app trackers permission to track their travels online and through apps for online advertising.
For example, in the Messaging and Video Calls category, Facebook Messenger collects the most personal data, while Cisco Webex Meetings has the least. Among the social media apps, Facebook takes the most personal information from subscribers, while Clubhouse takes the least. This is where you still have to do your homework because even if two apps are in the same category, they don’t necessarily have the same functionality.
Note that Facebook uses written messages, pictures and videos to exchange information between users, Clubhouse only uses audio to connect subscribers. Still, the differences in how private data is handled between two apps in the same category are often shocking. In the “Navigation” category, Waze GPS collects a lot of private data, while InRoute does not share any data at all.
Social media and food delivery apps are the worst when it comes to collecting personal information
The categories of apps best known for collecting personal data
If you want to know which categories have the most data breach, social media, and food delivery apps in and ranked first. Shopping, Dating, and Payments complete the top 5, followed by Flight Booking, Period Tracking, Messaging & Video Calls, Streaming, and Personal Finance. The next group includes GPS navigation, cryptocurrency, pregnancy trackers, weather, email, kids, photo manipulation, and browsers.