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Apple takes down 'Fakespot' app from App Store on Amazon's request

San Francisco, July 17

Following a request from Amazon, tech large Apple has eliminated an app known as ‘Fakespot from its App Retailer.

Launched final month for iOS customers, the app, which is a service for filtering and hiding pretend product opinions on Amazon, has now been taken down.

The large retailer stated that it was involved about how a brand new replace to the Fakespot app was “wrapping” its web site with out permission and the way that could possibly be theoretically exploited to steal Amazon buyer knowledge, The Verge reported.

Fakespot founder Saoud Khalifah advised the tech web site that Apple abruptly eliminated the app with none rationalization.

Apple confirmed that it has eliminated the app, however disputed the circumstances.

The app, identical to its net browser extension, integrates with Amazon’s web site utilizing unofficial strategies to establish pretend opinions inside product pages, 9To5Google reported.

Amazon, alternatively, claimed that the app injected code that would compromise person knowledge, in addition to offering customers with “deceptive data” in regards to the sellers.

Amazon confirmed that it had requested Apple to take away the app below guideline 5.2.2, which prohibits builders from utilizing third-party content material in an app with out permission.

Fakespot builders identified that Amazon purchased search outcomes for the Fakespot key phrase within the App Retailer to forestall customers from discovering the app.

Trying to find Fakespot within the App Retailer now exhibits the official Amazon app first within the checklist with an “Advert” badge.

The app registered 150,000 installations on iOS gadgets throughout the interval it was accessible on the App Retailer. — IANS

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