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TechnologyGoogle disables iPhone app that studied users' digital habits

00:55  31 january  2019
00:55  31 january  2019 Source:   reuters.com

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Alphabet Inc's Google said on Wednesday it disabled an iPhone app that it had paid some users to install to study their digital habits , following a similar Google and Facebook had faced criticism from privacy experts for distributing their research apps through a program iPhone maker Apple Inc had

Alphabet Inc's Google said on Wednesday it disabled an iPhone app that it had paid some users to install to study their digital habits , following a similar move late on Tuesday by social media network Facebook Inc. Google and Facebook had faced criticism from privacy experts for distributing their.

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan 30 (Reuters) - Alphabet Inc's Google said on Wednesday it disabled an iPhone app that it had paid some users to install to study their digital habits, following a similar move late on Tuesday by social media network Facebook Inc.

Google and Facebook had faced criticism from privacy experts for distributing their research apps through a program iPhone maker Apple Inc had created for companies to distribute apps to employees.

"The Screenwise Meter iOS app should not have operated under Apple’s developer enterprise program — this was a mistake, and we apologize," Google said in a statement.

Apple did not immediately respond to a request to comment. (Reporting by Paresh Dave Editing by Bill Rigby)

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