Like Patrol, Instagram Spying App Removed from App Store

You are brave if you are using social media app not caring about your privacy. Every new day, we come across different news regarding the malicious activities going on these famous app used by millions of people. Just a few days back, Instagram was targeted by an app from the App Store that was developed to send notifications to Instagram subscribers when someone from their follower comment or like a photo. The name of this app is Like Patrol, in this way spied people who were using Instagram. This app even told that with who the specific Instagram subscriber has talked to.n Isn’t it scary? Yes, it was wrong.

Apple Pulls Like Patrol that Stalk People you Follow on Instagram

Son Instagram sent the order to the developer of the app, not to take part in such malicious activities otherwise legal notice would be taken against them. However, in the meanwhile, Apple removed Like Patrol for violating App store’s guidelines.

However, on the other hand, the developer of Like patrol, Quintero said:

“We strongly believe that our app does not violate Apple policies, we plan to appeal this decision in the coming days. “If our app’s functionality did violate any policies, then Instagram would have violated the exact same policies from 2011 to 2019 with the Following tab. Why weren’t they taken down?”

Well, his question is quite valid but it will not make any difference to the tech giants like Apple and Instagram.

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Fizza Atique

Fizza Atique is a Tech writer specializing in the intersection of tech and culture. She likes photography, VR, electronic music, coffee, and baking.

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