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Apple comes down hard on apps that record screen activity

Jack Morse

Apple moves quickly and wields a big stick. Well, at least when it's pushed. 

On Thursday, the company confirmed to TechCrunch that it has instructed makers of smartphone apps that are capable of surreptitiously recording a user's screen activity to either remove that feature from their code or properly disclose to users that their actions may be recorded. 

If they don't, the apps risk being booted from the App Store. This follows on the news that a selection of popular apps, including those for Expedia and Hotels.com, can record what you do on your phone without your knowledge. 

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