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App Store scammers are making thousands of dollars by exploiting TouchID

Shady developers have found a new way to trick users into spending ridiculous sums of money on worthless services. The scheme, which was discovered by Redditors and reported by the welivesecurity blog, uses TouchID to trick users into in-app purchases, which can be as high as $99.99.  SEE ALSO: Driving apps pulled from Google Play...CONTINUE READING

Apple finally bans Alex Jones’ InfoWars app from the App Store

Alex Jones took another major blow this week. Following bans from Twitter and Periscope, Apple has permanently banned Jones’ InfoWars app from its App Store. SEE ALSO: What to expect from Apple’s iPhone XS event on Sept. 12 Apple confirmed the InfoWars app’s removal to Buzzfeed News after users noticed it was missing on Friday...CONTINUE READING

Facebook to pull its creepy VPN Onavo from App Store after Apple pushback

Facebook is finally, ever-so-slightly curtailing one aspect of its creepy data gathering practices, and all it took was a threat from Apple.  The social media and advertising conglomerate plans to remove its Onavo VPN app from the App Store after Apple warned the company that the app was in violation of its policies governing data...CONTINUE READING

Apple removes 25,000 illegal gambling apps from its Chinese App Store

Apple is removing a slew of apps from its App Store in China in order to comply with the country’s strict regulations. According to Chinese state broadcaster China Central Television or CCTV, Apple has removed 25,000 gambling apps from its Chinese App Store. This move comes after a number of Chinese media outlets lobbed complaints...CONTINUE READING

Apple cracks down on shady developers, and it might hurt Facebook

Apple is trying to make good on its promises to put its users’ privacy first. The company updated its App Store guidelines with new rules that prevent shady developers from selling personal data about your friends. SEE ALSO: Apple now lets you download every bit of data it ever collected from you The change, which...CONTINUE READING

Apple bans crypto-mining apps from App Store to protect your battery life

Apple wants to protect your iPhone and Mac battery from shady cryptocurrency-mining malware. The company added new rules to its developer guidelines, which now explicitly prohibit iOS and Mac apps from mining cryptocurrency in the background.  SEE ALSO: 8 things Apple didn’t tell us about iOS 12 The goal, according to the company, is to...CONTINUE READING
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