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Here’s more on apps removed from App Store. As we previously reported, Apple removed a bunch of apps from the App store because of an SDK provided to app developers by Chinese advertising company Youmi. This SDK allowed for private API calls that sent private information on iPhones to their server. This is a major breach to Apple’s Review Guidelines.  Read more about this here.

SourceDNA reported that they “found these apps while adding support to Searchlight to scan for private API usage”. 

The following is a partial list of apps that were affected by this and consequently removed from the App Store. The list was provided by an unnamed source.

  • air2
  • AmHexinForPad
  • Angry Birds 2
  • baba
  • BiaoQingBao
  • CamCard
  • CamScanner
  • CamScanner Lite
  • CamScanner Pro
  • Card Safe
  • China Unicom Mobile Office
  • ChinaUnicom3.x
  • CITIC Bank move card space
  • CSMBP-AppStore
  • CuteCUT
  • DataMonitor
  • Didi Chuxing
  • Eyes Wide
  • FlappyCircle
  • Flush
  • Freedom Battle
  • golf sense
  • golfsensehd
  • guaji_gangtai en
  • Guitar Master
  • High German map
  • Himalayan
  • Hot stock market
  • I called MT
  • I called MT 2
  • IFlyTek input
  • IHexin
  • immtdchs
  • InstaFollower
  • installer
  • iOBD2
  • iVMS-4500
  • Jane book
  • jin• Lazy weekend
  • Lifesmart
  • Mara Mara
  • Marital bed
  • Medicine to force
  • Mercury
  • Micro Channel
  • Microblogging camera
  • MobileTicket
  • MoreLikers2
  • MSL070
  • MSL108
  • Musical.ly
  • NetEase
  • nice dev
  • Player
  • OPlayer Lite
  • PDFReader
  • PDFReader Free
  • Perfect365
  • Pocket billing
  • PocketScanner
  • Poor tour
  • Quick asked the doctor
  • Quick Save
  • QYER
  • Railway 12306
  • SaveSnap
  • SegmentFault
  • snapgrab copy
  • Stocks open class
  • SuperJewelsQuest2
  • Telephone attribution assistant
  • The driver drops
  • The Kitchen
  • Three new board
  • ting
  • TinyDeal.com
  • Wallpapers10000
  • Watercress reading
  • WeChat
  • WeLoop
  • WhiteTile
  • WinZip
  • WinZip Sector
  • WinZip Standard

The individual developers do not appear to be at fault here and Apple states they are working with the developers of the affected apps to get new versions of their apps back into the App Store.

A more detailed explanation of the problem can be found in this SourceDNA blog post.  https://sourcedna.com/blog/20151018/ios-apps-using-private-apis.html

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