Apple Inc said on Thursday that it had removed “a few” programs from its App Store, expressing its concern that the security of some users’ private data could be endangered in certain circumstances.
The organization said users’ security threatened by installing certificates that may expose data to observation by third parties. The business didn’t specify the precise amount of programs at issue.
“Apple is intensely committed to protecting customer privacy and security,” an Apple spokesperson said in a statement. “Users are working closely with one of these developers to instantly get their apps back on the App Store, while ensuring customer privacy and security isn’t at risk.”
Programs to servers where it can be with so-called root certificates route user data assessed. That opens the door for network suppliers to see encrypted traffic, leaving users vulnerable to data infractions.
Among the programs removed was Been Choice, which has attracted attention for its capability to block advertising in programs.
An Apple representative said the firm would release a support page to help users remove the apps in question from their apparatus.