Apple to developers: remove screen recording code in apps or else tell users it’s there

TechCrunch has reported that major companies such as Air Canada, Hollister, and Expedia are are recording every tap and swipe you make on their iPhone apps with asking for permission or you even realizing it. Apple says that ain’t gonna fly and has released the following statement to TechCrunch

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Protecting user privacy is paramount in the Apple ecosystem. Our App Store Review Guidelines require that apps request explicit user consent and provide a clear visual indication when recording, logging, or otherwise making a record of user activity.

We have notified the developers that are in violation of these strict privacy terms and guidelines, and will take immediate action if necessary.