Currently Being ModeratedDec 9, 2012 8:43 AM (in response to Lori3824)
How did you get these apps on the phone? I am asking because I do not find them on the iTunes store, which should be your only source for apps. Are they on the Malayxian app store?
The other possibility is that this is a jailbroken phone. If that is the case you need to look elsewhere for support.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 9, 2012 8:49 AM (in response to Lori3824)
If your phone is not jailbroken, then the software is not there, and the Onavoa report is in error.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 9, 2012 8:50 AM (in response to laundry bleach)
Currently Being ModeratedDec 9, 2012 8:52 AM (in response to tonefox)
Right you are. The misspelling fooled me.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 9, 2012 8:57 AM (in response to tonefox)
Malaysia Car Plate is a legitimate app in the app store.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 9, 2012 9:29 AM (in response to Lori3824)
Thanks...sorry about the Onavo misspell. I did check the App Store to see ifMalaysia Car Plate was legit. I found it there but, I guess, that does not mean that it does what it porports to...actually something to do with Malaysian liscense plates. Still, all of the other apps Onavo listed as using cell data on my phone actually exists. Your take on this, tonefox, is that Onavo is misconstruing the usage of an app for one which I do not have? Just pulled this Malasia Car Plate from thin air? Unless the jail breaking occurred without my knowledge, this is not the case.
The other aspect I dont understand is that Onavo reconfigured my settings to include VPN which I have never used. Perhaps the Onavo app is the one of which I should be suspect. It came recommended from a site I trusted.
I have read of all of the secure reasons to use a VPN but could this be use to steal data without one's knowledge? That is one with little knowledge, lol.
Thanks for thinking about this.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 9, 2012 9:48 AM (in response to Lori3824)
Onavo routes all of your Internet traffic through their servers via VPN so they can see where it goes. That's the only way to track your usage by app as it cannot be done on the phone due to Apple restrictions on apps.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 21, 2013 9:11 AM (in response to Lawrence Finch)
Currently Being ModeratedSep 21, 2013 11:00 AM (in response to MrElvey)
That first link describes exactly how the app works. What is it that they are not disclosing? There are many thousands of apps (probably tens of thousands) that route your data through their servers. Every multiplayer game, for example. Facebook. Twitter. Instagram. Find Friends. Whatsapp. Tumblr.... Then there are the proxy-based web servers, such as Skyfire, Google Chrome, Opera. Every search app.
If this bothers you then you shouldn't have any smart phone.