MacAlert!

Up to the minute Apple and Mac news alerts

Apple is telling developers to disclose secret screen recordings or face ‘immediate action’

[2019-02-07 17:49:58]

Following revelations yesterday regarding the use of session replay tech among big-name travel apps that recode iPhone users’ screens, Apple is now telling developers to either remove the code responsible or disclose it to users, according to a new report from TechCrunch. The punishment for failing to do so could be as severe as having the offending app forcibly removed from the App Store. Apple confirmed to the publication that its App Store Review Guidelines prohibit this kind of activity without first gaining proper consent from a user. “Protecting user privacy is paramount in the Apple ecosystem. Our App Store Review Guidelines require that apps request explicit user consent and provide a clear visual indication when recording,...

Apple is telling developers to disclose secret screen recordings or face ‘immediate action’


Read more....



RELATED!

Apple hid a bunch of futuristic ideas in this HomePod patent

Apple is compensating the 14-year-old who discovered major FaceTime security bug

Netflix’s iOS app can now automatically download your next episode, just like Android

Apple releases iOS 12.1.4 to fix Group FaceTime security flaw

Big-name travel apps may secretly record your iPhone screen, including credit card info

Apple retail chief Angela Ahrendts is leaving in April

FuboTV becomes the second live TV service to integrate with Apple’s TV app

Apple’s new Safari privacy settings threaten web-based VR and AR

Apple HomePod is $70 off, plus Anker and Echo discounts at Amazon

Apple will let AT&T put its fake 5G E network icon on iPhones

Apple is selling refurbished iPhone X models starting at $769

Apple expands Animoji roster with giraffes, warthogs, owls, and sharks

Microsoft preparing to bring Xbox Live to iOS, Android, and Nintendo Switch

Anker undercuts Apple with new USB-C to Lightning cable

Why Apple went to war with Facebook and Google this week