Apr 29, 2019

Apple defends removing parental control apps

Apple has defended its decision to remove a number of parental control apps from the App Store, citing security concerns. Apple said the apps were removed because they "Put users' privacy and security at risk". The tools also let parents control how much time their children can spend on apps and websites. In a blog post, Apple said it had taken action against apps that were using "Risky" Mobile Device Management to control children's smartphones. Apple said it was not appropriate for family-focused time management tools to use MDM. "MDM gives a third party control and access over a device and its most sensitive information, including user location, app use, email accounts, camera permissions, and browsing history," Apple said in a blog.

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