Applications Removed From Apple’s App Store Over Privacy Issues

By John Heerdink LinkedIn

Apple Inc. (AAPL) removes several apps built with parental controls (restricting screen time or features) from its app store over “Violation of App store Policies”. The Multinational giant responded on the issue when recently, The New York Times had reported that Apple is eliminating 11 out of its 17 apps with parental controls to remove the competition from its own tools. The innovation giant had launched “Screen time” feature for its devices last year. As per reports, two of the app makers had complained against the technology giant regarding the removal of their apps to the European Union.

Apple in defense to the anti-competitive concern clarified in a post on its website that the steps to remove few apps were only to safeguard the privacy and security of its users. The company clarified that the applications blocked, used Mobile Device Management technology which gave third parties access to the sensitive information of the users like email accounts, camera permissions, and browsing history and location.

Apple stated “Contrary to what The New York Times reported over the weekend, this isn’t a matter of competition. It’s a matter of security,” as published in a post on its website.

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Apple Says It Pulled Parental Control Apps Over Privacy Concerns

The New York Times reported on Saturday Apple had removed 11 of the 17 most popular programs that help users restrict features or the amount of time kids spend on devices. It said Apple started cracking down on such software after launching its own Screen Time feature last year, which also lets people..

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