The move this week underscored just how much damage Apple could do to Facebook's and Google's core businesses if it wanted to. However, Facebook was abusing the system to distribute the iOS apps to consumers, Apple said.
That immediately cut off Facebook's 35,000 workers from its internal iPhone apps. Users earn gift cards for sideloading an Enterprise Certificate-based VPN app that allows Google to monitor and analyze their traffic and data, tracking what they watch and what devices they watch it on.
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While Apple's move blocked the two non-compliant research apps, it also blocked private iOS apps the companies had been legitimately using with employees. (One can not help but wondering how many employees in Google, which controls Android and releases its own Pixel smartphones, are using iPhone as their primary devices.) The tone from Apple, however, was much reconciliatory.
But the practice of using Apple's enterprise program isn't uncommon and Apple is now likely to crack down on misuse by other companies too. And Apple has made changes to some of its tech features that limit the ability of Facebook and others to track users.
Apple didn't respond to a request for comment. "To be clear, this didn't have an impact on our consumer-facing services". "TechCrunch implied we hid the fact that this is by Facebook - we don't". The apps even refused to launch on Facebook's employees' phones. Google has published a statement on the matter, which you can read below.
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Apple restored Google's access to the software by the end of the working day on Thursday.
The program is intended for enterprise customers to test and deploy iOS apps among employees without using the iOS App Store. Apple expressly forbids such uses of enterprise certificates; they're created to allow companies to develop and distribute apps purely for internal use or limited beta testing. Those include early versions of Google Maps, Hangouts, Gmail, as well as apps for Google's buses and cafe.
A Google spokeswoman, Suzanne Blackburn, said in a statement that the company expected the issue to be resolved "soon".
Google appears confident it would quickly regain its access.
The world's biggest social network is in hot water over privacy rights yet again, with another controversy involving user data revealed this week. Apple stipulates that apps for the public should be distributed through App Store.