an Apple put confidentiality its users above all and decided block internal Facebook applications so that they do not run on iOS after several controversial practices it advanced the social network of Mark Zuckerberg.
In particular, Apple decided revoke your business application developer certificate on Facebookwhat's stopping him distribute internal iOS apps without going through the App Store review process for the social networking giant.
This is not the first time that Apple and Facebook are arguing about user privacy. (Photo by LOIC VENANCE / AFP)
this it does not mean that they stop working applications like facebook, Instagram or Whatsappbut preliminary and beta versionsand other applications which are used internally by thousands of Facebook employees, as a transportation application and another to select a menu at lunchtime.
Why was the decision made
aggressive Apple’s response came after it became known that Facebook used the application to spying on how their teenagers used from 13 to 17who signed up for the program and paid them about $ 20 a month.
Used application was Facebook researchand under this name, as TechCrunch showed, was actually a kind spyware what he sent to giant menlo park Full information on using a smartphone: installed applications, using each of them, or viewing history. Facebook distributed this application without going to the Apple Store thanks to the Apple developer certificate.
Practice use spyware It was already used by Zuckerberg, who in 2013 acquired Onavo Protect, mainly spyware, which helped him see the behavior of their users and take strategic decisions in social network design or speed up acquisition of whatsapp in 2014
Apple decided to revoke its certificate of developer of corporate applications on Facebook, which does not allow it to distribute internal applications on iOS. (Photo by LOIC VENANCE / AFP)
In a statement transmitted to Recode, Apple said that Facebook was in "An obvious violation of his agreement with Apple", Any developer who violates this agreement, said the giant from Cupertino, your distribution certificates have been revoked“What we did in this case to protect our users and their data”.
Apple and Facebook have already been discussing about privacybut this is the first time that Manzanita’s company has defined an action that directly blocks some Facebook actions,
In March, Apple CEO Tim CookHe criticized how Facebook dealt with the data scandal at Cambridge Analytica, stating that “I will not be in this situation” if I run the company. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said later that the comments were Extremely Simplified and he talked about Apple as a company that "Work to charge more",
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