After Facebooks controversial Research App was reported, Google disabled its private iOS app that snooped on a users iPhone usage.
The app, Screenwise Meter, gave users gift cards in exchange for tracking their internet usage data. As Engadget reports, the iOS version of the app operated under Apples developer enterprise program, which allows distribution of apps with special privileges to be used only by a companys employees.
Google has disabled the app on iOS devices and apologised for the mistake. The company stressed that the app is completely voluntary and that it doesnt have access to encrypted data in apps on devices.