Apple is helping the Indian government develop an anti-spam app

Remigio Civitarese
Novembre 15, 2017

It is unlikely that Apple would allow such an app to be created as it would weaken its global privacy stance and open the floodgates for other governments to request similar access.

Apple has been fighting the India government over approving an iOS app to block spam calls and texts in the region for some time now.

The report added, "Apple's executives have told India that its current iOS platform might not allow for some of the government's requests, such as making call logs available within the app that would allow users to report them as spam". A new report from Reuters suggests that Apple has changed its tune slightly, agreeing to provide assistance to help make such an app, but with "limited capabilities".

An Apple spokesman confirmed to BuzzFeed News that a new iOS feature which lets third-party apps filter junk messages would help the regulator in building an iOS anti-spam app.

"They (Apple) are adopting dilatory tactics", said Sharma, the TRAI chief. "They've had meetings, meetings and meetings". Facing criticism from the regulator, Apple finally chose to go ahead and help develop the app but only "with limited capabilities". For more on this, read the full Reuters report here. Those using abusive language or negative behavior will result in being blacklisted on Disqus.

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