iPhone YNAB App: why contacting Facebook?
I've been reviewing the new App Privacy Report in iOS 15.2 and see that, every time I open the YNAB app, it contacts Facebook.com. I specifically do NOT have a Facebook account and pay YNAB annually for service. Can you please help me explain why this happens? If further monetization is needed, perhaps you might consider charging a separate amount in order to keep personal data private? Thanks for shedding light on this "interesting" discovery...
Bibliophile Thanks for posting this! I'm not entirely sure why you're seeing that on your report, so I'm checking with our team to see if I can get some more insight! Most of our team is out for the holiday, but me or one of my teammates will be sure to update here when I have more info 👍🏻
- We do not sell users' data. (And we never have!)
- We only access customer data after the customer has given explicit permission.
- Only certain members of the team have clearance to access customer data, and only after requesting permission.
- We review anonymous, non-identified data, at a macro level, to help make business decisions.
We'll let you know what else we learn!
Hi Rachel - I’ve been playing with this for a bit more today. I’ve discovered that the Facebook link is only accessed when I visit your webpage and NOT when I use the app! I guess this is expected behavior these days and I’m not as worked up as if you were sending FB information every time I used the app.
I’ve come to expect it from most websites’ front pages - it seems that’s just what they do. However, if they’re trying to additionally monetize me in an area where I’ve paid to access, then no. NO WAY. So, when I go to https://app.youneedabudget.com/ - it looks like there’s no FB contact (in the app either). However, if I just go to https://www.youneedabudget.com/ - then FB is contacted.