After several meetings between Apple and Facebook, the iPhone maker suggested that social media voluntarily delete the Onavo Protect application from the App Store. Facebook agreed Wall Street JournalAnd here is the reason.
1.) Apple has updated the App Store guidelines in June to better protect the privacy of the iPhone, iPad, and iOS users.
2.) In the first half of August, Apple notified Facebook that the Onavo Protect VPN application, which reroutes Internet data through Facebook server that shed its data, violated the new guidelines. Apple also said it violated developer contracts that developers hampered to use data and provide advertisements in ways unrelated to the purpose of the app, according to Facebook.
3) The companies met multiple times on this issue, including one meeting held at Apple Park journal.
4.) These meetings ended when Apple suggested Facebook to remove the app from the App Store himself. You know before something happens.
5.) Facebook downloaded the app on Wednesday. Existing Onavo products can still use the app on iOS, but Facebook can not update the app.
Onavo Protect App
This "free" VPN application added a tagline that keeps user data safe. It is true if you mean anything other than Facebook. Social media companies used Onavo Protect's data to identify user behavior trends.
Therefore, it violates Apple's App Store guidelines and developer contracts.
However, Android users are cool, so you can still enjoy Facebook products.