Facebook may not be the only tech giant that breaks Apple's developer policies.
Less than a day after Facebook received paid users, including teens, $ 20 a month in gift cards to use their Research Application that collects personal data of users' personal data, a new TechCrunch a report revealed that Google is guilty of similar practices.
Google allows users to download the Screenwise Meter application in exchange for points that add to the electronic gift cards. The VPN app gives Google access to traffic and data on users' devices. Google requires the primary user of the application to be at least 18 years old, but children aged 13 can take it if they are part of a family group.
How Techcunch reports, Screenwise Meter is now part of the Google's Cross Media Panel and Google Opinion Rewards programs, which also include traffic and data collection and analysis of computers, TVs, and even through special routers delivered by Google. While this level of data collection can let you down, it's a potential disruption of Google to Apple's policies that can cause problems.
The question now is, will Apple turn off Google's access to its developer system in the same way as it did with Facebook?
Apple's policy requires all applications that use the Enterprise Certificate Program and thus do not go through Apple's App Store so they can only be used by employees in the company. All external tests had to go through Apple's TestFlight system and be limited to only 10,000 users. But, like the Facebook app, Screenwise Meter on Google can be downloaded outside the App Store through Google's download link.
Apple quickly suspended the suspicious Facebook application on Tuesday, dropping its corporate certificate, in a statement Wednesday that Facebook, using its membership to distribute a data collection application for consumers, is clearly a breach of their agreement with Apple. "Recalling the Facebook Company Certificate, Apple allegedly turned all of the internal applications on Facebook unusable and caused" chaos "within the company.
It is unclear whether Apple will consider the Google application to be contrary to its policy and to recall its Enterprise Certificate as it did with Facebook. According to AppleInsider, the company at least discusses the next move, whatever it is.
We touched Google and Apple for comment and we update it when we hear it back.[TechCrunch]