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Google shuts down iPhone data-gathering app: 'This was a mistake, and we apologize'

Google has removed its audience-research app Screenwise Meter from Apple's program for enterprise customers to test iOS apps internally, after Apple yesterday revoked Facebook's certificate over a similar research app that violated the program's policies.

Unlike Facebook, which invited users aged 13 to 35 years to install the Facebook Research app, Google only invited adults to use the Screenwise Meter app. Both companies' apps offered rewards in exchange for users agreeing to share data from their apps and devices.

Nonetheless, just like Facebook, Google used Apple's program for testing apps internally with employees to distribute an app to consumers.

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