With the recent legal situation between Apple and Cydia, the bitten apple company faces a new problem with another company that develops applications hosted in your store.
Some apps hosted on the App Store have a mobile device tracking code, collecting data that has been transferred to the US military. Apple decided stop this situation and you have decided to warn the developers of these apps before removing them.
Sale of user data
According to a report by the Wall Street Journal, tech giants Apple and Google have decided to prohibit X-Mode Social Inc.’s tracking and data collection system.
Mobile devices that have applications developed with this add-on are notified by Apple remove software
It all started last month when it was revealed how X-Mode had collected data from users of various apps who had been paid to include their SDK and sell the product to US Army contractors.
Vice was the first medium in present an investigation which would later be officially worn by Senator Ron Wyden who was already present when news of the Apple and Google decision became known.
“Americans are fed up with learning that apps sell their location information and other sensitive data to anyone with a checkbook, including the government … Apple and Google deserve to be commended for doing what they want. had to and kicked out X-Mode Social, the top-tier exploration company from your app stores. But there is still a lot to be done to protect the privacy of Americans, including the uprooting of many other data brokers who mine data from American phones.
Apple and Google face the problem
Apple offered developers a two-week deadline to remove X-Mode from their apps, in turn Google only granted 7 days. In the event that this new obligation is not fulfilled by companies, developers would have prohibited access users’ devices by downloading their apps.
In view of this, the company that owns the X-Mode SDK has defend your position arguing that as much as Apple and Google, they are selective and somewhat pretentious when they regard a collection system as negative or malicious and not others that currently exist.
“A ban on the X-Mode SDK would have wider implications for the ecosystem, as X-Mode collects data from mobile apps similar to most ad SDKs, and Apple and Google would set a precedent that they can determine capacity. . private companies to collect and use data from mobile applications.
Apple has discovered at least 100 apps including X-Mode that endanger the information of approximately 25 million devices in the United States and 20 million devices located in the rest of the world, according to information provided by the CEO of X-Mode himself in April of last year.
Apple has managed to handle this situation by remaining firm in its decision and with the new commission policy the App Store is facing new changes who will decide your future.