Apple Says It Restricted Screen Time-like Apps Due To Concerns Over Children Privacy – Slashdot how to get rid of severe acne scars

Apple has issued a rare public statement following a report how to get rid of severe acne scars by the new york times on saturday that alleged apple how to get rid of severe acne scars was cracking down on apps that its screen time feature how to get rid of severe acne scars emulates. From a report: the times story says that over the past year, apple has removed or restricted at least 11 of the how to get rid of severe acne scars 17 apps that offer screen time-like features. Screen time is a feature on ios 12 and later how to get rid of severe acne scars that allows a user to see how much time they how to get rid of severe acne scars spend on their iphone, what apps they use the most, and the ability for the user or parents of the how to get rid of severe acne scars users to set limitations on the apps. While it’s true that apple has removed some of the apps how to get rid of severe acne scars from the app store since the company introduced its screen how to get rid of severe acne scars time software, the company’s senior vice president of worldwide marketing, phil schiller, said the times did not publish the full reason apple how to get rid of severe acne scars gave them as to why some of the competing apps how to get rid of severe acne scars were pulled.

From apple’s response: over the last year, we became aware that several of these parental control apps how to get rid of severe acne scars were using a highly invasive technology called mobile device management, or MDM. MDM gives a third party control and access over a how to get rid of severe acne scars device and its most sensitive information including user location, app use, email accounts, camera permissions, and browsing history. We started exploring this use of MDM by non-enterprise developers back in early 2017 and updated our guidelines how to get rid of severe acne scars based on that work in mid-2017.

MDM does have legitimate uses. Businesses will sometimes install MDM on enterprise devices to keep how to get rid of severe acne scars better control over proprietary data and hardware. But it is incredibly risky — and a clear violation of app store policies — for a private, consumer-focused app business to install MDM control over a customer’s device. Beyond the control that the app itself can exert over how to get rid of severe acne scars the user’s device, research has shown that MDM profiles could be used by how to get rid of severe acne scars hackers to gain access for malicious purposes.

If that were true, apple would have pulled all of the screen time monitoring how to get rid of severe acne scars apps, but they didn’t. There are plenty of other screen time monitoring apps that how to get rid of severe acne scars remain readily available because they didn’t rely on abusing MDM certs to do their job. Mind you, that’s on top of ios’ baked-in screen time monitoring and parental controls, which already include the ability to limit screen time for how to get rid of severe acne scars children. Apple clearly has no problem with screen time monitoring apps how to get rid of severe acne scars or features.

The only deflection here is by the misbehaving, license-breaking, backdoor-installing app developers who want to confuse the public by how to get rid of severe acne scars making this about "think of the children" rather than their misdeeds. These app takedowns have nothing to do with screen time how to get rid of severe acne scars monitoring and everything to do with MDM certs being abused how to get rid of severe acne scars in the same sorts of ways that caused scandals for how to get rid of severe acne scars major organizations just a few months ago. This isn’t a hypothetical bogeyman to cover up nefarious app takedowns; this is apple slamming the door shut in direct response how to get rid of severe acne scars to something that has recently been, and is actively being, abused.

Could? Apparently you don’t remember the scandals from a few months back when how to get rid of severe acne scars it was revealed that both facebook and google were deploying how to get rid of severe acne scars apps to users (including children) that made use of their for-internal-use-only MDM certs to surreptitiously track everything that those users how to get rid of severe acne scars were doing on their devices? And you apparently also forgot that apple revoked the certs how to get rid of severe acne scars for both organizations—meaning everything from facebook’s internal-use lunch app to unreleased versions of google’s apps were disabled—because of apple’s policy about MDM certs only ever being used internally? This is the exact same issue. Apple has been systematically cracking down on MDM abuse for how to get rid of severe acne scars the last several months since those incidents. Screen time apps are simply one of the latest batches how to get rid of severe acne scars of apps to get hit, but they’re hardly the first and will hardly be the last.

Maybe I am wrong, but those were NOT MDM certs. In fact, MDM certs aren’t really a thing, except in the context of an MDM profile that contains how to get rid of severe acne scars a cert used for trust establishment (e.G. "Our company uses a self-signed cert for internal servers, and we wish that down in our MDM profile to how to get rid of severe acne scars get rid of warnings in browsers"). An MDM profile gives the MDM server owner access to how to get rid of severe acne scars a set of permissions that cannot be granted via API how to get rid of severe acne scars because those apis aren’t available on the platform.

Honestly, they’re only just catching up? Schools have been complaining about this for years – I’ve been complaining about it since at least ios 7 how to get rid of severe acne scars which is when I was made to manage a bunch how to get rid of severe acne scars of ios devices (all now relegated to toy-use because of their lack of effective manageability).

Guess what kids do? They literally sign out their ipads from a school account, sign in with their itunes account, install a bunch of games, reinstall the school itunes account. The counter for that took FOREVER to arrive and only how to get rid of severe acne scars works if you’re using apple school manager which – effectively – means buying every ipad brand-new, direct-from-apple at list-price.

There is a reason that ipads are being retired out how to get rid of severe acne scars of school and chromebooks are everywhere… They are half the price, don’t allow the above, are fully GDPR compliant (literally telling you what datacentres will hold your organisation’s data) and the management licence is a pittance per device and how to get rid of severe acne scars the rest of google’s MDM is basically free to schools.

Apple have no interest in me, schools or programs that did this, and haven’t had for 5 years minimum. They also did not care about a program rated "4+" that was called – and allowed – "bypass your school filters". It installed an MDM profile that allowed you to do how to get rid of severe acne scars just that. They literally refused to do ANYTHING about it when reported how to get rid of severe acne scars ("it’s up to the app creator to decide an appropriate how to get rid of severe acne scars age level") but they restricted chrome – which is really just safari on ipad – to 18+ because it "allowed access to the internet".

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