Apple's New Privacy Guidelines May Get Facebook's Awful Onavo VPN Off the App Store

Apple’s new App Store privacy guidelines restricting apps that collect data on users’ friends—specifically, the address books of iPhone users—already seemed to be in large part a response to Facebook’s sprawling Cambridge Analytica data scandal. But the company could also be targeting Facebook’s Onavo Protect VPN…

Porn, Scams, and Terrorists: Which ‘Inappropriate Content’ Got Telegram Kicked Off Apple’s App Store? (Updated)

Telegram, the encrypted chat app that’s been known as the communication tool of choice for peaceful protestors and jihadists alike, mysteriously disappeared from the iOS app store on Wednesday. According to its founder, Apple claims that the removal was due to “inappropriate content” being made available to users.

Symantec Concludes Just Eight Google Play 'Minecraft' Apps May Have Added Millions to Botnets

In a blog post on Wednesday, Symantec security researchers wrote they had discovered at least eight Google Play Store apps that functioned as fronts for a “new and highly prevalent type of Android malware” called Android.Sockbot. The apps in question presented themselves as skins for player characters in popular app…

'Finder For AirPods' App Mysteriously Disappears From App Store Without Much Explanation From Apple

Apple announced its AirPods in September just as the company officially made clear its plans to kill the headphone jack on the iPhone. The only real concern about the goofy-looking wireless earbuds was whether they’d be too easy to lose. iOS development team Deucks decided to fight this probability with an app that…