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Apple removes Stalking App from the App Store

Let’s be honest: very few people are actually reading all the list of terms and conditions before using an app. The list is usually very long, and thus the app developers are filtering some unwanted features. The Like Patrol app has been doing some naughty stuff to users, and now its dominance shall come to an end. As the name might suggest, the app enables its subscribers to keep constant tracking of other people’s activities from social media.

Apple has already removed the app from its App Store, because it violated some of the Cupertino-based company’s guidelines.

It happened due to Instagram

The notorious Facebook-owned company is the one people should be thanking for getting rid of Like Patrol. The Instagram officials delivered a cease and desist letter to the developers of the pesky app where they invoked the violation of policies regarding data protection.

It’s true that some social media apps are already letting its users know when someone likes or comments on a photo, but Like Patrol makes this process a lot easier. Its subscribers are getting notifications any time some specific person comments on a photo or likes it. However, the app is not free of charge.

A subscription is $80 per year

Like Patrol charges its users a fair amount of money for the stalking services: $80 per year. Even though Like Patrol is monitoring people’s activities on social media, it’s not officially classified as stalkerware. Stalkerware apps are being used for keeping track of private information like location, contacts, call logs, messages, and others.

Instagram is enjoying great popularity, being a photo and video-sharing social networking service. It has been created by Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger, and released in October 2010 on iOS. A version for Android gadgets has been released around a year later, in April 2012. Another version with website interface was released in November 2012, and also versions for Windows 10 Mobile and Windows 10 were released in April 2016 and October 2016 respectively.



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