Apple fixes OurPact parental control the parental control app to be removed over privacy

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Apple Inc. this week to recover from a software application to the App Store, which allows parents to have their children’s iPhone use, after you remove it from the in February, the company said on Thursday.

FILE PHOTO: An Apple Store employee walks past a picture of the iphone on the new Apple, the Carnegie Library, the grand opening and media preview in Washington, d.c., USA, May 9, 2019. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne

The removal of the app, which is a OurPact, it was criticised by the journalist, who claimed to be of Apple, it was shut down by the creators of the services provided by the iPhone-maker is also available. It was one of a dozen or so other applications will be removed from the app store.

At the time, Apple said that it will remove the apps because of the privacy of the data subject.

“We’ll take that as a positive sign that Apple is working on in co-operation with the us,” a OurPact spokeswoman said. “They understand the device management solutions are not only in the world of business and in the classroom, but in a family environment.”

Apple declined to comment.

Parental control apps have come under criticism for the amount of data that they will be able to get at the children.

In June, Apple announced updates to its store guidelines. The developers of the apps, such as parental control apps, which allow developers to access users ‘ private information, you will be required to make a formal request for this feature. This feature has been reserved for the government and the higher education institutions, and a limited number of cases, the parental control module.

OurPact makes it possible for parents to block access to apps, get notifications when their kids download apps and other content from the controls on the phone from a distance.

For the removal OurPact said that the information collected is “very limited, but, by default, anonymous data for crash reports. The app has now been reduced, and has gained approval for the use of the so-called mobile device management.

Prior to its removal from the App Store, OurPact said that it had over 3.5 million downloads, and the fact that 80% of its revenue from Apple.

Report by Arriana McLymore; Editing by Leslie Adler

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