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« on: May 02, 2019, 04:05:12 pm »

Apple plays strong privacy card in battle with parental control apps, but offers few solutions

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<p>It took 12 versions of iOS to finally get parental controls and screen time tracking, but some people still aren’t happy about it. According to a report in <a href="https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/27/technology/apple-screen-time-trackers.html" rel="nofollow">The New York Times[/url] Saturday, numerous developers of time monitoring apps complained that Apple was limiting features and in extreme cases, straight up shutting down their apps “out of the blue with no warning.”</p><p>Out of the 17 most downloaded screen-time and parental control apps, the Times says Apple either removed or restricted 11 of them, leaving precious few remaining. The developers interviewed say Apple is “systematically killing the industry” by crippling apps that mimic Screen Time’s functionality. They contend that Apple is taking aim at their apps because they offer functionality beyond what Apple provides in Screen Time.</p><p class="jumpTag"><a href="/article/3391361/apple-privacy-parental-control-apps-screen-time.html#jump">To read this article in full, please click here[/url]</p></section></article>

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