Indian government ‘infuriated’ over Apple’s refusal to approve an anti-spam iPhone app

Apple’s refusal to approve the Indian government’s anti-spam iPhone app is “infuriating regulators, potentially harming the company’s efforts to sell more products in the country,” according to Bloomberg.

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The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India has been trying unsuccessfully to get its Do Not Disturb software included in the Apple App Store. The app lets people share spam call and text message logs with the agency, which uses the data to alert mobile operators to block the spammers. Apple says it violates its privacy policy. 

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) is the regulator of the telecommunications sector in India. On June 6, the organization launched three new apps and a web portal “to ensure that the Indian users are fully aware of the telecom services offered to them”: Mycall app, MySpeed app and Do Not Disturb.