An app that told iPhone users whether their other apps were breaching data privacy has been yanked out of the market by Apple with no explanation.The Clueful app told consumers whether their contacts or location was being accessed, it also alerted users whether apps were farming information from social networking accounts.
Neither Apple nor the app’s developers, Romanian-based Bitdefender, have revealed why after just two months the program has been pulled.
The app was approved by Apple on May 22, but the company has now reversed its decision, it was reported by Security Week.
In a statement on Wednesday, Bitdefender said: “Apple informed Bitdefender’s product development team of the removal – for reasons we are studying – after it was approved under the same rules. iPhone owners who already use Clueful privacy may continue to do so.”
The Daily Mail said that Apple has been even more tight-lipped and have not responded to requests for an explanation.