Apple pulls ad blockers from its App store over privacy fears

Ad Blockers were seen in iOS for the first time ever last month only, and enabled the users to stop commercials popping up as long they used Apple’s Safari browser. However, there are some applications which are blocking advertisements in third party apps as well. These apps are using something called a root certificate to run traffic through their own servers and thus getting a permission to track data.

Apple Ad Blockers

Apple said that the company is deeply committed to protecting the customer privacy and security. In a statement Apple said, “We’ve removed a few apps from the App Store that install root certificates which enable the monitoring of customer network data that can in turn be used to compromise SSL/TLS security solutions.”

“We are working closely with these developers to quickly get their apps back on the App Store, while ensuring customer privacy and security is not at risk.”

Recently, Apple released its new iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus smartphones in the market. The phones have now arrived in 40 more countries.

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