November 4, 2022
Apple Enterprise app program abuse

Now, Apple has a Big Problem with Porn and Gambling Apps Abusing its Enterprise Program

Apple Enterprise app program abuse reaches a new level, right after the company temporarily banned Facebook for violating its policies…

Just last month, Apple shut social network Facebook out of its app enterprise program for violating its standards.

Now, a report by TechCrunch reveals two dozen apps used a sleight-of-hand to load porn and gambling programs on iOS devices outside the official App Store. Apple explicitly bans pornography apps and strictly regulates gambling programs. 

Apple Enterprise App Program Abuse Now includes Porn and Gambling

While there’s no indication any of the offending apps inappropriately collected user data or engaged in other illicit behavior, they nevertheless broke Apple’s program rules. At this point, it’s clear Apple has a problem with its enterprise app program. 

For those who aren’t yet familiar, the Apple enterprise app program serves as a means for distributing programs without having to go through the App Store. Meaning, companies can push out private apps to employees, keeping them secret from the public.

Apple has already deleted several of the apps identified in the TechCrunch piece. The company also wrote in a statement any developers who abuse its enterprise program will have their rights to distribute programs terminated. “We are continuously evaluating the cases of misuse and are prepared to take immediate action.”

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