A top paid app in the Mac App Store has been revealed as stealing the browser histories of anyone who downloads and uses it.

Adware Doctor is among the top grossing paid apps in the App Store’s utilities category. According to a report by TechCrunch, Apple was warned about the data pilfering several weeks ago, although it has still not pulled the app.

The $4.99 app claims to “keep your Mac safe” by getting rid of “annoying pop-up ads,” and discovering and removing threats on macOS.

However, it also downloads users’ browsing history — including all the sites they have searched for or accessed — and sends this to the app makers in China in the form of a zipped folder. This happens regardless of whether you use Chrome, Firefox, or Safari…

https://www.cultofmac.com/573949/top-mac-app-steals-your-browsing-history-and-sends-it-to-china/

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