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Mac App Store tracking software can track you for malware, apps, and more

A new version of the Mac App Stores tracking app has been leaked, apparently allowing developers to see where they stand against app store fraud.

The leak comes from a blog post by an unnamed developer, which details how the Mac app stores app tracking system can be configured to track which apps are downloaded by a Mac user and how long it takes for those downloads to complete.

The developer said that a simple “downloader” action, which downloads the first app from the Mac, can also be used to track a user’s installation progress.

Users of the tracking app can then monitor how long they have been downloading apps, whether they have installed them and whether they’re actively using a specific app or not.

Apple has previously been criticized for its app store tracking systems, which it describes as “very complicated”, but the company recently announced a new suite of security features that will make tracking apps and malware easier.

Apple has also added a new privacy option in the Mac OS X 10.9.3 update for developers to use in their app tracking systems.