- Apple briefly stops Google from running its internal iOS apps
- Both Facebook and Google are now allowed to use them
- Google was also allegedly spying on people
Just when the media was criticising Facebook for spying on teenagers through an app, Apple dropped a bomb on Google by measuring the search engine giant with the same yardstick that it used with the social media platform - in simpler words - revoking Google’s Enterprise Certificate that allowed it to distribute its own private app and allegedly monitored iPhone usage. The move can be seen as Apple’s reaffirmation of itself as an advocate of users’ privacy, and a powerful tech entity that does not kneel down to the (implied) data-hungry competitors.