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How gambling and porn apps sneak their way past Apple’s strict App Store review process

2019 February 12
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It’s not just Google and Facebook:some smaller developers are openly abusing Apple’s Enterprise Certificate program too by disguising their gambling and pornography apps as legitimate offerings meant for companies that distribute employee-only apps on App Store.

An investigation conducted by TechCrunch uncovered at least a dozen hardcore pornography apps and a dozen real-money gambling apps that have escaped Apple’s oversight.

Developers passed Apple’s weak Enterprise Certificate screening process or piggybacked on a legitimate approval, allowing them to sidestep the App Store and Apple’s traditional safeguards designed to keep iOS family friendly. Without proper oversight, they were able to operate these vice apps that blatantly flaunt Apple’s content policies.

This proves that even though Apple has done a lot to screen App Store submissions, it has also neglected its responsibility to police the Enterprise Certificate program.

As you know, Apple does not accept pornography and gambling apps. There are probably separate teams screening general apps and those that use the enterprise certificate, but that doesn’t explain Apple’s failure to catch and block them.

“Any developer using their enterprise certificates to distribute apps to consumers will have their certificates revoked, which is what we did in Facebook’s case to protect our users and their data,” Apple recently said commenting on the fact that Facebook had been using their certificate membership to distribute a data-sucking app to unsuspecting consumers.

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