Apple Clamps Down On Google
Apple has revoked Google’s ability to offer its employees internal-only iPhone apps, causing significant disruption to the search giant.
Apple punished its rival for breaking the iPhone maker’s developers’ policy, a day after it took the same action against Facebook.
The move came after both companies used special access for market research. Apple has restored both Facebook’s and Google’s access.
Apple allows companies the ability to exert special control over employee devices in order to add additional security and control.
However, Apple discovered Facebook had used its enterprise access to distribute a market research app to the public, including teenagers.
Google was doing something similar with its own app, Screenwise.
Apple explicitly prohibits companies from using this type of access for regular consumers.