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Apple vs Kaspersky Lab - anti-monopoly investigation in Russia

Apple is on the trail in Russia following an application from cybersecurity organization Kaspersky Lab and might be violating its overwhelming business sector position, Russia's anti-monopoly watchdog stated on Thursday.

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Watchdog FAS stated it was exploring why fresh variant of Kaspersky Lab's Safe Kids app had been rejected by Apple's OS, bringing about a major drop-in service for the parental control application.

It stated Apple had launched version 12 of its parental control application, Screen Time, which had comparable capacities to the Kaspersky app. Parental control applications enable parents to control their kids' telephone and tablet use.

Gotten some information about the Russian examination, Apple alluded Reuters to an April 28 proclamation in which it stated it had recently expelled some parental control applications from its App Store since they "violate clients' privacy and security."

The company started some of these applications were utilizing a "considerably intrusive" innovation called MDM and that its utilization in a consumer-oriented application was an abuse of App Store privacy policies.

Kaspersky claimed Apple's App Store rules took into consideration a constrained utilization of MDM, yet that it was not certain how to get Apple's allowance to do it. It also added the necessities reduced the competitive ability of outsider developers.


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