Apple Under Anti-Monopoly Investigation Following Kaspersky Complaint

Russia’s competition watchdog has officially started an investigation on American giant Apple following a complaint received in March from security vendor Kaspersky.

Back then, Kaspersky accused Apple of abusing its dominant position in the mobile market and creating a monopoly around its apps, all of which have a major impact on the other developers releasing apps in the App Store.

Kaspersky complained that Apple removed its Sake Kids app from the App Store three years after its launch mostly because the company bundled similar functionality in iOS called Screen Time.

The Russian security vendor was required to remove two key features from Kaspersky Safe Kids, namely app control and Safari browser blocking, due to alleged violation of the App Store guidelines.

“From our point of view, Apple appears to be using its … (read more)

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