Apple changes App Store rules to cut data collection on your friends

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It's a process where cybercriminals use scripts or apps to "steal" your device's computation power in order to mine cryptocurrencies.

"In addition, apps may not mine directly for cryptocurrencies, unless the mining is performed in the Cloud or otherwise off-device", it stated.

Perhaps, the iPhone maker's new policy is partly, if not entirely, motivated by concerns that mining could drain the batteries of devices.

Apple just released a new set of guidelines for iOS app developers, with a number of changes that impact the world of cryptocurrency.

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Apple has also updated section 3.1.5 (b), which is specific to cryptocurrencies.

In March 2018, 9to5Macreported that Apple pulled a calendar app from its App Store for violating the efficient power guidelines.

The only limitation that Apple are putting down is that no apps will be allowed that encourage payments of cryptocurrencies or the incentivisation of cryptocurrencies to people who download certain apps or advertise certain cryptocurrency-based apps.

The move allows US iPhone users to share their health record data with third-party apps from autumn.

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Making its position clear " Purchasing and Currencies 11.17 Apps may facilitate transmission of approved virtual currencies provided that they do so in compliance with all state and federal laws for the territories in which the app functions". Similarly, apps involved in initial coin offerings, bitcoin futures trading, or other cryptocurrency securities trading need to be from the banks, firms, or other approved financial institutions. "Apps, including any third party advertisements displayed within them, may not run unrelated background processes, such as cryptocurrency mining", Apple said.

Four years ago, Apple removed every single bitcoin wallet application on its App Store, including popular wallet app Blockchain.

The company has listed the complete guidelines on the section of cryptocurrency.

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