“Apple Inc said on Thursday that it had removed ‘a few’ applications from its App Store, expressing its concern that the security of some users’ personal data could be compromised in certain circumstances,” Julia Love reports for Reuters.
“The company said the apps threatened users’ security by installing certificates that can expose data to monitoring by third parties,” Love reports. “The company did not specify the precise number of apps at issue.”
Love reports, “Among the apps removed was Been Choice, which has attracted attention for its ability to block advertising in apps.”
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MacDailyNews Note: Been Choice has responded on to iMore’s Rene Ritchie via Twitter, saying they’re updating the app to comply with Apple’s policy:
“We will remove ad blocking for FB, Google, Yahoo, Yahoo Fin., and Pinterest and resubmit tomorrow, to comply.” – Been Choice developer via Twitter
Apple approves first adblocker that works within mobile apps – October 6, 2015