April 20, 2019

After Facebook, Apple bans Google from running internal iOS apps

02 February 2019, 04:57 | Casey Mitchell

After Facebook, Apple bans Google from running internal iOS apps

Facebook is not sorry about its shady 'research' app

The block came because Google sidestepped the App Store and took advantage of Apple's developer enterprise program, which is created to let companies internally distribute apps, TechCrunch reported Wednesday. Analysts estimate that they're also among the most used apps on peoples' phones, too.

If this was a warning shot of sorts from the iPhone maker, what would happen if its pro-privacy CEO ever decides ... that's it.

Google said January 31 that Apple has also revoked its enterprise certificate, blocking Google employees from testing new app features on iPhones.

Canahuati did, however, fail to mention that Facebook's research app was strikingly similar to its Onavo VPN app launched a year ago which was found to be tracking users' data and was also pulled from Apple's app store. The disruptions were earlier reported by technology website The Verge.

Shock! A bunch of children who weren't vaccinated now have the measles
The National Vaccine Information Center, which opposes mandatory vaccination laws, said it opposed that bill and the current one. The post was quickly screenshotted and spread on Twitter , where people had a myriad of strong-worded responses to the mom.

Recent days have seen the simmering tension between Apple and Facebook reach an unprecedented level, after months of back-and-forth sniping, veiled potshots and a cold war between the two tech titans that suddenly became quasi-hot. It's now punishing Google, too. Without this option, some of the companies' most important development work is disrupted. It also told workers to install the public versions of apps from the app store.

"First launched in 2012, Screenwise lets users earn gift cards for sideloading an Enterprise Certificate-based VPN app that allows Google to monitor and analyze their traffic and data". That move not only affects the app but more critically prevents Facebook employees from using internal versions of Facebook's core iOS app as well as such apps as Messenger and Instagram.

Google and Facebook likely could have avoided these problems if their data collection apps were tied to different certificates and accounts from the ones the company uses to test App Store apps and run their own company operations.

"Less than 5% of the people who chose to participate in this market research program were teens". It's unclear how this will impact that deal when renewal discussions begin. The app was a voluntary download, with users 13-to-35 receiving compensation in exchange for allowing Facebook - and possibly 3rd party app developers - to track almost all their smartphone activity.

Marshmello Is Playing A Concert Inside Of Fortnite This Weekend
The only further information provided on Marshmello's website is that the concert will take place in the United States. The first segment of this is now live and involves something called Showtime posters; here's how it works.

She added that fewer than 5 percent of users in the research program were teenagers and that all had obtained signed parental consent forms.

Shortly after excommunicating Facebook's internal iOS apps, by canceling the certificate, Apple did the same to Google, which confessed and apologized for using its iOS enterprise certificate to distribute its own data-snarfing app called Screenwise Meter.

But Facebook had no comeback for sidestepping Apple's rules.

In an interview Wednesday, Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook's chief operating officer, said of the dispute with Apple, "Obviously we want to be in full compliance with all of our partners".

Ex-Bears QBs coach Wilson passes away
Wilson began his coaching career as the Cowboys quarterback coach from 2000-02, and returned to that role from 2007-17. Wilson was Troy Aikman's backup when the Cowboys won their last Super Bowl title during the 1995 season.

Other News

Trending Now

One dead, 6 hurt in shooting on French island of Corsica
Dramatic pictures from the scene in Bastia's Montesoro district show armed police surrounding the property. Police said the gunman began firing on the street around 4:25 p.m. local time in the town of Bastia.

'Hobbs & Shaw' Has 'Fast & Furious' Fans Demanding Answers For Han
Also along for the ride are Deckard's sister Hattie ( The Crown's Vanessa Kirby ), and mysterious baddie Brixton ( Idris Elba ). But it seems like the Fast and Furious franchise's evolution to blockbuster superheroics has finally happened.

Lyon defends under fire Starc ahead of Sri Lanka Test
Sri Lanka are, perhaps, the only nation who can lay claim to having endured a more hard 12 months than Australia . Joe Burns scored Australia's first hundred at home this summer in a session Sri Lanka failed to pick a wicket.

Tesla's Model Y SUV will begin production in 2020
That's compared with a $311.5 million net gain in the previous quarter and a $675 million loss during the same period a year ago . The winding down of a US tax subsidy this year will make all Tesla cars more expensive and could hurt sales.

Israeli scientists claim they'll have cancer cure in a year
The treatment is called MuTaTo, which stands for multi-target toxin, and is created to act as a cancer antibiotic. Morad said MuTaTo is also strong enough to both destroy stem cells and penetrate where other drugs can not reach.

Copa del Rey: Barcelona to play Real Madrid in two-legged semi-final
Seeking their first Copa crown since 2014, Real go into the last four alongside holders Barcelona, Valencia and Real Betis. The final will be played at Betis' Benito Villamarin stadium in Seville on May 25.

Frost quakes possible due to arctic blast
Ice quakes weren't only felt in the Tennessee Valley Thursday, similar reports occurred in the Northeast and Midwest. Turns out they could be a weather-related phenomenon known as cryoseisms - or "frost/ice quakes".

Fiji Water Girl Is Suing the Company That Made Her a Star
In a statement provided to PEOPLE , a spokesperson for Fiji Water said, "This lawsuit is frivolous and entirely without merit". Per THR, her lawsuit seeks "punitive and compensatory damages, plus disgorgement of FIJI Water's profits".

VP Mike Pence calls for end to Maduro government in Venezuela
In a letter to both presidents, Guaido urged them to back Venezuela's struggle, saying to remain neutral aligns them with Maduro. It comes on the heels of the Trump administration officially recognizing Guaidó as the official president of Venezuela.

Roger Stone case: Judge considers gagging order
Mr Stone has been charged on seven counts by special counsel Robert Mueller , including witness tampering and lying to Congress. The judge asked both sides to file briefs by February 8 on the possible gag order.