Apple removes Iranian ride sharing app for second time

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To comply with US sanctions, Apple removed some Iranian apps from its App Store back in 2017 and one of them was Snapp, a popular ride sharing service in the country. However, at some point, the developers snuck it back in the App Store hidden within a music app called RadickRadio…

It was discovered this week that while RadickRadio would work as a music service for those in the US and elsewhere when the app was used from an Iranian IP address, it would actually launch Snapp, an Uber-like ride sharing service. (via The Verge).

When Apple caught wind of what was going on it removed RadickRadio/Snapp from the App Store. However, neither Apple or the RadickRadio/Snapp developers responded to The Verge after a request for comment.

Apple removing the app would have happened in any case but with the US-Iran tension at an extreme after the killing of General Qasem Soleimani, it was likely an even more pressing matter.

Source » 9to5mac

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