AccuWeather

What it does: Accuweather provides weather forecasts
Offenses:
  • Privacy Concern 

While it is a very well designed app that works beautifully and despite it being my personal go to free weather forecast app I can no longer recommend people AccuWeather. AccuWeather was found sharing user location data with a third party even if the user chooses to not disclose its location, which is a very, very serious offense. That was almost a week ago, but today a report came out that said that despite updating their app AccuWeather was still disclosing user location data, which is simply inexcusable. While all these findings where made on the iOS(iPhone) version of the app we now have strong reasons to doubt AccuWeather is securely handling user data.

Alternatives: Weather Timeline(Paid), Weather Channel(free), your local weather institution app

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