Apple removed some apps from the Mac App Store that misused access to the Home directory to upload users’ browser history to their own servers. One of the apps was in the top twenty most popular free apps in the download store for macOS.
The working method is similar to that of Privay 1st, an app that Apple just before the weekend removed . Both Privacy 1st and these new apps were among the more popular apps in the download store and Dr Unarchiver was the number twelve in the top list of free applications in the download store at the time of removal.
Apple did not respond to the findings that some of the most popular apps in the Mac App Store were found to collect user data. It is unknown how many users have received data from the developers.