More than 250 apps plucked from app store for secret spying

People look over the new Apple iPhone 6s models during a product display following an Apple event Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2015, in San Francisco. Apple staked a new claim to the living room on Wednesday, as the maker of iPhones and other hand-held gadgets unveiled an Internet TV system that's designed as a beachhead for the tech giant's broader ambitions to deliver a wide range of information, games, music and video to the home. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

NEW YORK, N.Y. (WIVB) — More than 250 apps have been pulled from Apple’s popular App Store for pulling data on users without their knowing it.

Officials from Apple say they’re working with developers to fix the applications so they don’t violate the personal security of their users and have banned them from the App Store until they are fixed.

Each of the applications secretly collected personal information from cell phone owners who used them, however it’s not clear what information was taken or if it could have been sensitive information.

There’s no word as of yet on what applications have been removed from the App Store or when they will return. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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