Apple crashes apps that share locati data with third parties

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Apple seems to be applying more vigorously the policies of the App Store regarding the sharing of locati data. In recent days, the company has removed apps that shared locati informati with third parties without their csent.

Applicati developers who exploited the privacy of users in this way have received emails from Apple. These indicate that the applicatis have underge a "re-evaluati" and were found in violati of sectis 5.1.1 and 5.1.2 of the App Store Review Guidelines

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As reported by 9to5Mac, the applicatis were removed from the App Store and the developers were informed that they had to delete "any code, framework or violati-related SDK" before to be able to submit them again. Apple warns that a faulty applicati "transmits the user's locati data to third parties without the explicit csent of the user and for unapproved purposes."

Apple's guidelines are:

Use locati services in your applicati ly when this is directly relevant. features and services provided by the applicati. Locati-based APIs should not be used to provide emergency services or stand-ale ctrol over vehicles, aircraft and other devices, except for small devices such as light dres and toys, or systems. remotely ctrolled alarms, etc. obtain csent before collecting, transmitting or using locati data. If your applicati uses background locati services, be sure to explain the purpose …

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