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Apple Quote: "a highly invasive technology called Mobile Device Management"

Head in the Cloud

Apple Quote: "a highly invasive technology called Mobile Device Management"

After reading the Apple Newsroom article The facts about parental control apps I get the feeling certain options for the SM App controlling non-supervised devices might come to an end....

 

This paragraph is the most telling ..."Over the last year, we became aware that several of these parental control apps were using a highly invasive technology called Mobile Device Management, or MDM. MDM gives a third party control and access over a device and its most sensitive information including user location, app use, email accounts, camera permissions, and browsing history."

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Head in the Cloud

Re: Apple Quote: "a highly invasive technology called Mobile Device Management"

Yikes! @PeterJames 

 

MDM does have legitimate uses. Businesses will sometimes install MDM on enterprise devices to keep better control over proprietary data and hardware. But it is incredibly risky—and a clear violation of App Store policies—for a private, consumer-focused app business to install MDM control over a customer’s device. Beyond the control that the app itself can exert over the user's device, research has shown that MDM profiles could be used by hackers to gain access for malicious purposes.

Building a reputation

Re: Apple Quote: "a highly invasive technology called Mobile Device Management"

I suspect the real question is; when is Apple going to unveil their phone management subscription service?

A model citizen

Re: Apple Quote: "a highly invasive technology called Mobile Device Management"

There will always be people attempting to abuse systems unfrotunately
Head in the Cloud

Re: Apple Quote: "a highly invasive technology called Mobile Device Management"

@Nick - If only we live in a trusted world...think of how far we could push technology.

We should start a new Internet and only use pigeons and dolphins we trust!

A model citizen

Re: Apple Quote: "a highly invasive technology called Mobile Device Management"

@PeterJames - Precisely!

 

Noe that is a plan I can get behind. I am in!

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