Facebook has recently violated Apple's developer policies, with the social media giant using apps to exploit teenagers for research. Apple has since ensured that Facebook cannot currently operate its internal iOS apps.
As reported by HYPEBEAST, Apple has voiced that Facebook was in “clear breach of their agreement with Apple”, and that the whole debacle has been a worrying violation of users' privacy and data.
A Facebook spokesperson tells me the company is now ending this research program on Apple’s platform.— Alex Heath (@alexeheath) January 30, 2019
Facebook is also saying that less than 5% of participants in the program were teens and all minors had signed parental consent forms.https://t.co/Hdzi0cz8fC
This breach of trust has fortunately been exposed, and many are sharing the reveal on social media to raise awareness of the violation. It's not usual for Apple to take aim at Facebook, but under such severe circumstances, it's no surprise that this is now the case.
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