Caveat App User

Troy Hunt on how iOS developers are screwing their users:

Developers can get away with more sloppy or sneaky practices in mobile apps as the execution is usually further out of view.

You can smack the user with a massive asynchronous download as their attention is on other content; but it kills their data plan.

You can track their moves across entirely autonomous apps; but it erodes their privacy.

And most importantly to me, you can jeopardise their security without their noticing; but the potential ramifications are severe.

We live in interesting times.