Apple boots out apps that are compromising user privacy and security

Apple boots out apps that are compromising user privacy and security

APPLE HAS REMOVED an undisclosed number of apps from the App Store after concerns about privacy, security or both.

Apple confirmed the action in a statement, explaining that it is working with the affected developers to get their gear back into the Store. However, the company declined to discuss what apps have been removed, and the precise reasons why, instead referring to problems with privacy and security.

“Apple is deeply committed to protecting customer privacy and security. We’ve removed a few apps from the App Store that install root certificates which enable the monitoring of customer network data that can in turn be used to compromise SSL/TLS security solutions,” a spokesperson told The INQUIRER.

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