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NOAA Weather

Rain Forecast & Storm Alerts

#2 Weather

iOS Review on May 29, 2020

7 TRACKERS
311 ATTEMPTS
PRIVACY
RATING
C
PRIVACY
RATING
C

This is a popular weather app filled with ads and trackers. To stop tracking and ads, the app asks you to pay a subscription, and when you tap to say no, it automatically offers you 50% off of the subscription.

NOAA Weather's Privacy Rating is C. We found 7 different third-party trackers in the NOAA Weather app, and there were 311 attempted tracking connections detected during our test.

Testing Results

Blocked tracking attempts.

How was tracker testing done?

Tested using Lockdown v0.3.9

What was done during the test?

311 in a few minutes of installing and launching the app, and tapping various features that were mostly locked.

How many tracking attempts each time the app is opened?

56.

Did user give consent to tracking before tracking started?

No.

Personal Data Collected
📍 Location
❗️ Notification
Trackers Found
Mopub

Marketing

Reporting

App Monetization

Privacy Policy: Device identifiers, including your IP address, iOS Identifier for Advertising (IDFA), Android Advertising ID, and a MoPub-specific identifier. Your precise geo-location, when location services have been enabled for an app on your device that has integrated the MoPub SDK and APIs. Note that when location services have not been enabled in any of your apps that have integrated the MoPub SDK and APIs, we will still infer data about your location based on other information, including your IP address. Information that a Publisher Partner has collected about you and/or shared with MoPub, including demographic information (e.g., your age or gender) or information about your interests, to help make the ads served to you more relevant. Information about your device, including the type and model, manufacturer, operating system (e.g., iOS or Android), carrier name, mobile browser (e.g., Chrome, Safari), and screen size. Information about your app usage, including the apps on your device that use the MoPub SDK and APIs and the version of such apps, the app on your device that is requesting an ad, the start/stop time of your app session, your current time zone, and your network connection type (e.g., WiFi, cellular). Information about ads served, viewed, or clicked on, including the type of ad, where the ad was served, whether you clicked on it, and whether you visited the advertiser’s website or downloaded the advertiser’s app.

Google Ads

Marketing

Smarter Marketing, Better Results

Privacy Policy: Owned by Google, so same as Google's Privacy Policy. Personal information, email address, apps, browsers, devices, unique identifiers, browser type and settings, device type and settings, and too much more to fit here.

Google Analytics

Analytics

Marketing

Measure Advertising ROI

Privacy Policy: Owned by Google, so same as Google's Privacy Policy. Personal information, email address, apps, browsers, devices, unique identifiers, browser type and settings, device type and settings, and too much more to fit here.

Moat Ads

Analytics

Marketing

Ad Intelligence

Privacy Policy redirects to Oracle's Privacy Policy.

Facebook Pixel

Analytics

Marketing

Measure Ad Performance

Privacy Policy: Anything present in HTTP headers - IP addresses, information about the web browser, page location, document, referrer and person using the website, Pixel ID and the Facebook Cookie, any buttons clicked by site visitors, the labels of those buttons and any pages visited as a result of the button clicks, Developers and marketers can optionally choose to send additional information, website field names like ‘email’, ‘address’, ‘quantity’ for when you purchase a product or service

Adjust

Marketing

Mobile Marketing

Privacy Policy: hashed IP address, Mobile identifiers such as the ID for Advertising for iOS (IDFA), Google Advertising ID or similar mobile identifiers, Installation and first opening of an app on Your mobile device, Your interactions within an app (e.g. in-app purchases, registration), Information regarding which advertisements You have seen or clicked on

Google Crashlytics

Analytics

Realtime issue reporting

Privacy Policy: Owned by Google, so same as Google's Privacy Policy. Personal information, email address, apps, browsers, devices, unique identifiers, browser type and settings, device type and settings, and too much more to fit here.

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