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Apple threatens privacy voiding apps recording screen without user consent

09 February 2019 3

While iOS is thought to be the safest mobile operating system out there, it might surely be not the case in reality. The Cupertino tech giant previously has been facing lawsuits in regards to a famous face time bug and now it seems that very news that certain apps on Apple App Store are able to record user’s screen without user's consent. This bug has the potential to impact Apple’s security standings quite negatively and the company was pretty quick to respond and take action in this regard.


Apple has recently taken action against apps like Air Canada and Expedia that were found guilty of doing so and has shared that it would take serious actions against such apps which could possibly be delisted from the store. Apple’s spokesperson shared in a statement in this regard,

"Protecting user privacy is paramount in the Apple ecosystem. Our App Store Review Guidelines require that apps request explicit user consent and provide a clear visual indication when recording, logging, or otherwise making a record of user activity. We have notified the developers that are in violation of these strict privacy terms and guidelines, and will take immediate action if necessary."

Apple has begun contacting these developers to remove such code or disclose such a feature openly to educate its users what they’re going for. Does this concern you about other apps on Apple App Store doing violating use’s privacy like this? Share your concerns in the comment section below.


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