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Report: Uber can spy on iPhone users with iOS 11’s screen-recording feature [Update]

Report: Uber can spy on iPhone users with iOS 11’s screen-recording feature [Update]

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A security researcher this week uncovered special permissions in Uber’s app that allow the company to access new screen-recording features in iOS 11. Will Strafach, the researcher that uncovered the “entitlement,” said these features are normally off limits to app developers without special permission from Apple. To his knowledge, Strafach told ZDNet’s Zach Whittaker, Uber is the only third-party app granted such an entitlement. The specific permission, Apple expert and jailbreak author Luca Todesco told ZDNet, is known as “com.apple.private.allow-explicit-graphics-priority.” It allows developers to read and write to part of the iPhone’s memory that contains pixel and display data. He compared…

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