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03-27-2012, 06:43 PM
Access to the UDID = Pull out from the Store


Several developers are reporting that Apple has begun rejecting apps which access a device's unique identifier (UDID)

Another policy of Apple that will cause trouble and headaches to devs. It appears that at least ten Apps have been rejected from the App Store alleging they are accessing the UDID or iOS device's unique identifier. From now on, Apple will pull out or simply reject all those Apps that tempted to access this number.

According to The Verge:

Some iOS app developers are reporting that Apple has begun rejecting apps that access a device's unique identifier (UDID) a move that was previously suggested when Apple deprecated the UDID in iOS 5 back in August of last year, and now appears to be officially taking effect during a time of increased scrutiny over the company's privacy safeguards. UDIDs are used by some app developers to track user behavior, but their use has been scrutinized since they are permanent and because users are unable to block sending UDIDs to third parties. TechCrunch reports that two of Apple's review teams started "blanket rejections of apps that use UDIDs" this week, and that next week four teams will issue rejections until all ten review teams reject apps that are using UDIDs.

NEWS SOURCE: http://www.theverge.com/2012/3/25/2900787/apple-rejects-UDID-apps

Our thanks to 'Kaos2K' for another news story!

03-28-2012, 07:20 AM
This is a joke article right....

Apple is full of it. They claim to safeguard your privacy ... but they keeps annual logs of of your GPS log. For what purpose? To protect you retroactively from what? What gives them the damn right to know everything about you.

The only true way to safeguard your privacy is to not create the information in the first place.

This why I will never buy any Smartphone ... EVER.