Apple has banned several parental control Apps from the App Store. The group justifies that with safety concerns. Developers of the affected Apps before throwing him to want to competitors, slow down.
Apps for Monitoring kids are controversial: parents can control the use of iPhones or iPads for their children, and limit. Now it became known that Apple has a number of these applications removed from the App Store. "You endanger the privacy and safety of users," explained the group the sanctions.
In its statement, the company pointed to a "strong-invasive technology called Mobile Device Management (MDM)". It had become in the past year, attention to the fact that several parental control Apps used in this procedure. With the help of technology, the App provider could control the device and sensitive information such as the user's location, the use of Apps, E-Mail accounts and browser history and also the use of the camera control.
Although there are quite legitimate ways to use an admitted Apple. It constitutes a large risk if a private, consumer-oriented App companies take a MDM control of the device to a customer. MDM-Profile could also be used by hackers to gain for malicious purposes.
the App provider, before throwing the Apple to competitors in favour of their own Software weaknesses.Apple denies accusations
The affected App developers suspect behind the step, however, very different reasons. You throw the Apple to the providers of child protection Software to push back, because the group now offers a System for Monitoring the usage habits. "You systematically kill the industry," said Amir Moussavian, CEO of the App provider OurPact the "New York Times". According to the paper, Apple has removed in the past few months, at least eleven of the 17 most downloaded monitoring Apps from its Store, or their use restricted.
Apple rejected the accusations and replied that it was not about business, but about safety. "Parents should not have to exchange your Fears about the device usage of your children against risks to privacy and security, and the App Store should not be a platform to force this decision. No one except the parents should have unrestricted access to the device management of your child," says the group.
You have not given, therefore, the affected providers 30 days to the Apps change so that you are in breach of the guidelines of the App Stores. "Those who have not done it, have been removed from the App Store."Apple proposes new Chapter, 26.03.2019 Atlas |USA |Sacramento