Over the last few days, Apple has seemingly started cracking down on applications that share location data with third-parties. In such cases, Apple has been removing the application in question and informing developers that their app violates two parts of the App Store Review Guidelines.
Android fans will label this “anti-consumer” but the exact opposite is true. Privacy and identity theft and protecting these things is not anti-consumer, it is actually about as pro-consumer as you can get. And with the news today of another Android malware threat, this step by Apple makes even more sense. I will gladly accept slightly less functionality in exchange for letting Apple do what it can to protect my identity and privacy.