Apple Reverts Ban On Parental Control Apps
|Apple CEO Tim Cook
Just over a month and some few days after Apple defended its pulling of parental control apps citing several reasons, while also sparking concerns of the company stiffening competition, Apple appears to have pulled from its stance with updates to its App Store review guidelines that disclosed that the parental control apps’ practices were compliant.
Apple’s previous defense majored on “Mobile Device Management (MDM)”, a technology it provides to businesses so they’ll be able to keep control of proprietary data and hardware. MDM gives a third party control over a device and sensitive information on it, with Apple previously terming it as “highly invasive” in regards to its use in parental control apps.
|Apple senior vice president of Software Engineering, Craig Federighi
This reversal on its decision comes on the heels of Apple being sued by app developers who claim its App Store suppresses competition, and also after the iPhone maker was revealed to be among four U.S. tech giants facing possible U.S. antitrust probes, the other three being Google, Amazon and Facebook.
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