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  1. cageymaru

    How Facebook Tracks Your Ovulation and Heart Rate Through Apps

    The Wall Street Journal is reporting that apps are sending sensitive information to Facebook through the Facebook SDK. The Facebook SDK makes it easy for app writers to share information with Facebook through a built-in analytics service called "App Events." 17.6% of the apps on Apple's App...
  2. cageymaru

    Epic Games to Launch an App Store to Compete with Google and Apple

    According to the Wall Street Journal, Epic Games is working on an mobile app store to compete with the Google Play app store for Android users in 2019. As a consequence of competing with Google, Epic Games will also be competing with Apple and its App Store for iOS. The Epic Games app store will...
  3. cageymaru

    The U.S. Supreme Court Debates Taking Apple App Store Antitrust Case

    The United States Supreme Court is considering taking on a court case where Apple is being sued by a group of consumers. They are pursuing a class-action lawsuit alleging that the price of apps in Apple's App Store are high because it is anti-competitive and monopolistic. Since all software that...
  4. cageymaru

    Apple App Store Jewel "Adware Doctor" Pilfered Phone Data to Send to China

    The Adware Doctor app occupied the front page of the Apple App Store as the #4 highest rated app, but it had a dark secret. Instead of removing viruses and malware from iOS devices, it was collecting all browser history, app store purchases, and more to bundle into an encrypted file to be sent...
  5. DooKey

    Netflix is the Latest Company to Try Bypassing Apple’s App Store

    Netflix is wanting to join companies like Epic, who dumped Google Play, and bypass the Apple App Store. They are testing a way for their customers to register and pay for Netflix without using the Netflix app. While they are at it they are also looking to skirt the commissions from Google Play...
  6. R

    Apple Removes Calendar App That Mined Monero

    Apple removed a macOS app called "Calendar 2," which allowed users an alternative to paying for premium features, by letting the app mine for Monero in the background, according to a report from 9to5Mac. The reason it was removed from the Mac App Store after 3 days? It violated guideline 2.4.2...