Google said that Apple had also revoked its enterprise certificate, blocking the tech giant's employees from testing new app features on iPhones.
A Google spokesperson told MobileSyrup via email that Google is "working with Apple to fix a temporary disruption to some of our corporate iOS apps, which we expect will be resolved soon". It's unclear how this will impact that deal when renewal discussions begin.
The iPhone maker invalidated Facebook's enterprise app certificate earlier this week after the ad biz admitted using using Apple's enterprise program to bypass the consumer app approval process of its public App Store, and distribute its data-harvesting Facebook Research app directly to teens and adults.
European powers launch mechanism for trade with Iran
Iran has threatened to pull out of the deal unless the European powers make it possible for it to receive economic benefits. It comes despite the warning by the US , repeated many times, not to help Iran do an end-run around the renewed sanctions.
Facebook spokesman Andy Stone did not immediately respond to other questions.
Ironically, Facebook's app was banned a year ago, taken down from Apple's app store, and then repackaged. The company later resumed its functioning after restoring its enterprise certificate. The app comes with Apple's enterprise developer certificate granted to Google and has been distributed to a "panel" selected and maintained in partnership with the research firm GfK. Onavo's findings helped Facebook executives predict which apps were rising and trending across App Stores. Today, the company handed out the same punishment to Google after learning the Screenwise Meter iOS app also violated Apple developer guidelines.
While Apple's move blocked the two non-compliant research apps, it also blocked private iOS apps the companies had been legitimately using with employees.
The Facebook Research app pays teenagers $20 for extensive access to their phone and web activity. That power is a long-standing concern for Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook's founder and chief executive, making his company beholden to the rules of others.
Mavericks acquire Kristaps Porzingis from Knicks for Dennis Smith Jr
The Knicks sending Porzingis to the Mavs presumably removes them from possibly trading for Davis before next week's deadline. That conversation left the team with the impression he wanted to be traded , per an earlier Wojnarowski report .
Apple experienced the FaceTime bug early this week and hot on the heels of this discovery, the Cupertino based company was eager and quick to defend their integrity and to assure its consumers they take their privacy seriously, they chose to go after tech giants like Google and Facebook with others like Amazon and Doordash that violate their platform.
The reference to encrypted data is meant to differentiate Google's app from Facebook Research, which Facebook said could collect data in some instances "even where the app uses encryption, or from within secure browser sessions".
They're likely to cause a certain amount of chaos at Google, too. Would that have happened-ever-for a smaller company?
Do you think Apple punished Facebook and Google in the right way in this instance?
Dirk Nowitzki, Dwyane Wade Named To All Star Game
The draft will be broadcasted on Thursday, Feb. 7, where selected all-stars will be drafted by Team LeBron and Team Giannis . As the top overall vote-getter, James will get the first pick, then Antetokounmpo and James will alternate selections.