Apple rolls out live sports integration to its TV app in Canada

Apple bans developers from selling user contacts

Apple quietly closed an important privacy loophole while preaching about its data protection credentials (AAPL)

According to a report from Bloomberg, Apple updated its App Store Review Guidelines last week with more detailed rules on what developers can do with users' Contacts address book information.

Apple will permit virtual currency wallet apps, as long as they're offered by developers who are enrolled as organizations.

"”In the USA and Canada, where the Sports feature is available, Apple TV App users will be able to keep track of all the action on FOX NOW in the USA; and TSN and RDS [in Canada]", the company said.

Developers are responsible for ensuring their apps operate within Apple's guidelines, and apps which previously collected and shared this data without user consent must change the operations of their apps.

"Apple's new guidelines "sound like they're nearly written in response to what Onavo and others have been doing", said Will Strafach, a researcher who has studied Onavo Protect and focuses on the security of Apple's iOS mobile operating system". Even so, there's no mechanism to do that for all apps that have been installed on an iPhone.

Apple wanted to put a stop to that before this idea spreads to other developers, and it has now updated its App Store policies to explicitly prohibit cryptocurrency mining on iOS devices, as well as any other application that will abuse a phone's battery life.

Aside from that, Apple's rules on contact lists have remained relatively consistent for a decade. Best of all, if the app isn't able to resolve any of your issues, you can even schedule a fix appointment with an authorized service provider near you within the app. The data that may have been shared already can not be retrieved back or be "un-shared".

Since the App Store was launched in 2008, allegations of users' contact lists being abused have come up occasionally. This means that if the developer go permission to from iPhone users to utilize their information for one thing, if the developer want to use that database for another project, then permission must be taken once again.

Either way, Onavo is a great example of corporate spyware, so if it's booted off the App Store the only tears shed will be crocodile ones. On the company's help page about app permissions, under "Important", it says: "If you remove permission for an app, this action won't delete the info the app already has".

Fans can also use Clips to create videos; the app comes with new football-themed graphics including an animated sticker, label and poster with customisable text.

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