Aug 9, 2018

Apple removes 'wrong apps' in gambling purge

Apple has been accused of accidentally removing apps from the App Store in a crackdown on gambling content. A message sent to affected developers said that Apple was removing gambling-related apps made by individuals in an effort to "Reduce fraudulent activity... and comply with government requests to address illegal online gambling activity". Recently, Norway succeeded in getting Apple to ban all gambling apps from its App Store in the country, although the recent removals appear to have been effected worldwide. Some of the removed apps are now coming back online. "Apple says these apps contain gambling but they don't reveal how they have detected this," said Simon Stovring, a Copenhagen-based developer behind a gif-sharing app called Gifferent.

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