Apple revealed on Thursday that it had removed “a few” applications from its App Store due to security purpose. Security of users personal data could not be compromised in certain situations. The company said the apps endangered users’ security by installing certificates that can show data to monitoring by third parties. The company did not specify the exact number of apps that had issues.
An Apple spokeswoman said:
“Apple is deeply committed to protecting customer privacy and security.”
“We are working closely with these developers to quickly get their apps back on the App Store, while ensuring customer privacy and security is not at risk.”
Apple Removed Apps from Store Due to Security Issues
Apps with so-called root certificates route user data to servers where it can be analysed and opens the door for network providers to view encrypted traffic, leaving users susceptible to data breaches. Among the apps removed was Been Choice, which has gain attention for its ability to block advertising in apps.
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An Apple spokeswoman said the company would introduce a support page to help users remove the apps in question from their devices.