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Zuckerberg: Facebook could be in “stronger position” after Apple tracking change

Zuckerberg: Facebook could be in “stronger position” after Apple tracking change

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Apple CEO Tim Cook on stage during an Apple event in September 2018. With Apple's big app-tracking policy change just around the corner, Chinese companies drew a warning from Cupertino that their efforts to circumvent the change will not be successful. At the same time, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg appeared to shift his messaging about…
Amazon cuts off Parler’s Web hosting following Apple, Google bans

Amazon cuts off Parler’s Web hosting following Apple, Google bans

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Amazon Web Services is suspending Parler's access to its hosting services at the end of the weekend, potentially driving the service offline unless it can find a new provider. "Because Parler cannot comply with our terms of service and poses a very real risk to public safety, we plan to suspend Parler’s account effective Sunday,…
Amazon cuts off Parler’s web hosting following Apple, Google bans

Amazon cuts off Parler’s web hosting following Apple, Google bans

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Amazon Web Services is suspending Parler's access to its hosting services at the end of the weekend, potentially driving the service offline unless it can find a new provider. "Because Parler cannot comply with our terms of service and poses a very real risk to public safety, we plan to suspend Parler’s account effective Sunday,…
Google bans Parler from Android app store

Google bans Parler from Android app store

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Enlarge / Google's corporate headquarters. Google has banned the conservative social media app Parler from its Play Store for Android. In a statement to Ars, Google said it was enforcing long-standing policies requiring that social media apps remove "egregious content like posts that incite violence." "We’re aware of continued posting in the Parler app that…
Private party app pulled from App Store by Apple

Private party app pulled from App Store by Apple

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Hinterhaus Productions | Getty Images Despite over 82 million cases and over 1.75 million deaths due to COVID-19, many people are bound and determined to carry on with normal life. For some, that includes attending Saturday night ragers, just like they did in the Before Times. Reports of yet another secret party being broken up…
Apple’s app store is an illegal monopoly, rival Cydia claims in suit

Apple’s app store is an illegal monopoly, rival Cydia claims in...

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The company behind Cydia, an iPhone app store that launched before Apple's own App Store, has sued Apple arguing that Apple has monopolized the market for iOS app stores, violating antitrust law in the process. When the iPhone was introduced in 2007, it didn't have any mechanism for natively running third-party software. Instead, Steve Jobs…
Microsoft thumbs its nose at Apple with new “app fairness” policy

Microsoft thumbs its nose at Apple with new “app fairness” policy

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Enlarge / Microsoft sign at the entrance of their Silicon Valley campus in Mountain View, California. Microsoft this week adopted a whole slew of "fairness principles" for its Windows app store. The list of principles does look like a decent set of guidelines for both consumers and developers—but it also looks a whole lot like…
Today, Apple made changes to its app review process to save face with devs

Today, Apple made changes to its app review process to save...

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Here's where developers can request changes to App Store review guidelines. Samuel Axon At the top of the page, developers select this option from a number of others, since this is a general contact form for the review team. Samuel Axon From there, developers pick the specific part of the app guidelines they want to…
Epic files suit against Apple after Fortnite pulled from iOS App Store [Updated]

Epic files suit against Apple after Fortnite pulled from iOS App...

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Enlarge / Fortnite seen in the App Store on an iPhone on May 10, 2018. Update 4:05pm EST: In a video message premiering in Fortnite's own Party Royale mode, Epic write that it has "defied the App Store Monopoly. In retaliation, Apple is blocking Fortnite from a billion devices. Join the fight to stop 2020 from…
Why one email app went to war with Apple—and why neither one is right

Why one email app went to war with Apple—and why neither...

Enlarge / The login screen for Hey on an iPhone XS.Samuel Axon Basecamp CTO David Heinemeier Hansson launched a firestorm of public criticism of Apple after Apple rejected an update to Basecamp's new email app. Hansson's tweet thread and the ensuing controversy surfaced days before Apple's annual developer conference, and amidst news that the European Commission has…

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