First Facebook, now Google’s internal iOS apps are blocked by Apple

Apple punishes Google for data collection app

"We've been upfront with users about the way we use their data in the app, we have no access to encrypted data in apps and on devices, and users can opt out of the program at any time".

Apple offers enterprise certificates to large companies like Google and Facebook for the objective of distributing apps internally, amongst the companys employees that facilitate their jobs.

Employees at Alphabet Inc's Google could not access test versions of iPhone apps they were making, or use internal apps related to transportation scheduling and food, the people said. Recently, Apple cracked down on Facebook as well. Facebook did not say whether it agreed to any conditions for the certificate restoration.

Apple restored Google's access to the software by the end of the working day on Thursday. It also told workers to install the public versions of apps from the app store.

"After Apple's revocation, employees inside Facebook became furious with the Onavo team, according to four people familiar with the company's deliberations", the report read. WhatsApp was not affected. The app comes with Apple's enterprise developer certificate granted to Google and has been distributed to a "panel" selected and maintained in partnership with the research firm GfK.

"Apple's view is that we violated their terms by sideloading this app, and they decide the rules for their platform, We've worked with Apple to address any issues; as a result, our internal apps are back up and running", the memo reads. In Google's statement, the company admits that there has been "a temporary disruption", seemingly confirming the rumor is true. Their functionality has since been restored, alongside the company's enterprise certs.

Update: That was fast.

Trump meets with Chinese vice premier on trade
The US's unveiling this week of criminal charges against Chinese corporate giant Huawei Technologies Co. isn't helping the mood. Details of the closed-door talks were scant with official statements seen as unlikely before they conclude on Thursday.

Still, the shutoff didn't seem to debilitate Facebook's ability to work.

This punishment sent Facebook's developers scrambling.

You should definitely iPhone apps price drop - who knows, your favorite apps might be listed on the table so hurry up! Like Facebook, Google had violated Apple's rules by publicly distributing an app, Screenwise Meter, through a special Apple developer program.

Considering how important testing apps is to both Facebook and now Google, it's likely the companies are rushing to fix their strained relationship with Apple - not to mention access to their iOS testing systems.

Google is not just a competitor - it pays Apple billions of dollars each year to be the default search engine provider for the Safari web browser on iPhones, iPads and Mac desktop computers. Here is the root of other such worldwide breaches.

A lot of companies out there collect data.

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