Sunday, July 22, 2012

Apple pulls privacy watchdog app Clueful from its store...but won't say why

An app that told iPhone users whether their other apps were breaching data privacy has been removed from Apple's store in mysterious circumstances.

Clueful would say if your other programmes were accessing your address book, tracking your GPS co-ordinates or farming information from social networking accounts.

Neither Apple nor the app's developers, Romanian-based Bitdefender, have revealed why, after just two months, the program has been pulled.

The app was approved by Apple on May 22, but the company has now reversed its decision, it was reported by Security Week.

In a statement on Wednesday, Bitdefender said: 'Apple informed Bitdefender's product development team of the removal - for reasons we are studying - after it was approved under the same rules. iPhone owners who already use Clueful privacy may continue to do so.' Read More