Apple, Google pull VPN apps used to track people's web activity

Thursday 31 January 2019 | 14:11 CET | News
Update: 31 January 2019 | 15:02 CET
Apple has blocked Facebook's Research VPN app, revoking the Enterprise Certificate that let Facebook distribute the app without going through the App Store, TechCrunch reported. The app was meant for internal use by employees for the distribution of apps within an organisation. Apple said Facebook has apparently been distributing the app to consumers, in breach of the agreement between the two companies, and using it to track user activity for marketing and product development purposes. Facebook refuted the claims but then pulled its Facebook Research App from iOS.

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Companies: Apple / Facebook
Countries: World
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