On the App Store, Apple is legislator, judge, jury, and executioner. Apple makes the rules. It has the final say about which apps you can officially purchase, download, and use on your iPhone or iPad. And importantly, Apple can change its mind at any time and make an app disappear — even to promote Apple’s own apps at the expense of a competitor and even if that competitor is a small business that relies on the App Store for its very existence. As the world takes a closer look at the power Silicon Valley wields, that status quo is facing new scrutiny. Presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) actually believes Apple should be broken up: “Either they run the platform or they play in the store,” she told The Verge in March. The Supreme Court recently let an antitrust lawsuit proceed against Apple. And one recent scandal, in particular, has raised the question yet again: does Apple moderate the App Store fairly? Apple is fully aware that it’s in the … [Read more...] about Can Apple be trusted with the App Store?
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iOS: If you’re having trouble finding a good parental control app in the iOS App Store, there’s a reason for that: MDM, or Mobile Device management. According to Apple, apps using MDM “incorrectly” pose serious security risk, and so the company is cracking down—but what does this actually mean? What is Mobile Device Management? Mobile Device Management (MDM) is a general term for any technology that allows one device to be controlled and/or monitored by another remotely. Parental control apps on iOS often rely on MDM as a means for controlling screen time, applying content filters, and collecting usage reports, because it’s the only way to obtain device permissions for these kinds of activities. Otherwise, your everyday app on the App Store can’t control your device to this great a degree. This isn’t some newly implemented technology. MDM has been present on iPhone for years now, with Apple overseeing MDM certification for its devices and … [Read more...] about Why You Can’t Find Parental Control Apps in the iOS App Store
Rather watch than read? Hit play on the video above! "Apple cracks down on apps that fight iPhone addiction." That's not the Onion. That's not Saturday Night Live. That's an actual headline from the New York Times, the Gray Lady, the paper of record. The Times could have also, easily, used a different headline: "Apple removes child-targeting potential spyware from the App Store." It's just as absurd but in no way less accurate. I don't know if it would bait any fewer clicks, but I do know the Times just shouldn't be in that business either way. It should, not to get all Aaron Sorkin for a moment, be the business of informing its readers, of speaking truth to stupid. Now, I hate the term fake news. I hate it. It's a political construct and not an informational one. What this is is just lazy, sensationalism, and the best and only way to deal with it isn't to label dismiss it, because that's just as lazy, but to fact check it, to hold it up to scrutiny and see how well it holds up. The … [Read more...] about Why Apple pulled screen time apps from the App Store
Jakarta (ANTARA) - Apple membalas laporan dari The New York Times yang menyebutkan perusahaan tersebut memanfaatkan App Store untuk menjatuhkan kompetitor mereka. Dalam laporan tersebut, Times menyebutkan tahun lalu Apple menargetkan 11 dari 17 aplikasi ketiga yang terpopuler di App Store yang membantu pengguna mengatur pemakaian ponsel atau memantau ponsel anak mereka. Apple dalam laporan itu disebutkan menghapus atau melarang aplikasi seperti itu, seperti diberitakan laman Cnet dikutip Senin. Apple, menanggapi pemberitaan tersebut melalui keterangan yang dimuat di situs mereka, menyatakan mereka menghapus aplikasi kontrol orang tua, parental control, karena "mengancam kerahasiaan dan keamanan pengguna". Apple selama beberapa tahun belakangan ini menilai bahwa aplikasi seperti itu menggunakan perangkat lunak mobile device management (MDM), yang memberi kuasa pada pihak ketiga untuk mengontrol dan mengakses perangkat, termasuk informasi mengenai lokasi, aplikasi yang dipakai, akun … [Read more...] about Demi keamanan, Apple hapus aplikasi terpopuler di App Store
Several screen time monitoring apps have disappeared off Apple’s App Store in a crackdown that emphasizes safety and security of the users.According to the New York Times, the parental control and screen-time apps were either forced to remove features that could potentially gain access to too much data from users or taken out the App Store entirely. The news platform further speculated that the move was due to the rollout of the new iOS 12 Screen Time feature. Several developers have filed antitrust complaints, with Kaspersky Lab leading the charge. Phil Schiller, Senior VP of Marketing at Apple, responded with an email, stating that the move was about protecting the security and privacy of the children and their parents. The VP further mentioned that while NY Times did not disclose the fact that some of the affected apps were using MDM, or mobile device management technology, which could potentially access the child’s device location, app use, web surfing habits, camera, … [Read more...] about Screen Time Monitoring Apps Pulled From App Store, Apple Marketing VP Addresses Concerns