iPhone data row: Now Apple clears Google, Facebook to run private iOS apps again

Google and Facebook employees can once again use private iOS apps after Apple reinstated the necessary enterprise certificates. The iPhone maker yesterday had yanked the certificates from both companies for misusing them to distribute data-gathering iOS apps to the public.

Google and Facebook were caught earlier this week using Apple’s Enterprise Developer Program in a way that Apple said was a “clear breach of their agreement with Apple”. 

The program is intended for enterprise customers to test and deploy iOS apps among employees without using the iOS App Store. Apple stipulates that apps for the public should be distributed through App Store.

After news broke that Apple had revoked…

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