Apple has recently removed hundreds of apps from the App Store
Apple has removed a few hundred apps from the App Store because they have the capability of gathering personal information from the users. These apps all had one thing in common, which is that they use a specific advertising tool from a company called Yuomi. This tool is dangerous because it can give the apps that use it email address information, the iPhone serial number, and even a list of apps installed on the device.
Although it is unknown how the Chinese company Yuomi has been able to slip by Apple's stringent standards for the App Store, some believe it has been working for years trying to find ways to access information on iPhones that is supposed to be protected and seen by Apple only. The fact that the Yuomi SDK was able to pass through Apple's heavily-curated digital store has been raising some concerns about the possibility of other apps using similar dev kits to extract personal information without being detected.
Apple has since announced the removal of some 250 apps using the kit, and will begin working with developers to ensure that software like this is no longer found inside approved applications. The company has always claimed to keep users' private information as protected as possible, and hopefully this will ensure that Apple will make an even more thorough search to identify malicious software.
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