If you’ve downloaded an app called Clueful from the Apple App Store, it looks like you won’t be receiving anymore updates. According to reports online, the app has been pulled out from the App Store this week for unmentioned reasons. For those of you who don’t know, Clueful is an app from security company Bitdefender and has been available since May. It analyzes apps on a user’s iPhone and then identifies potentially misbehaving apps on the phone i.e. apps that gather your data without your knowledge and so on.
Unlike the Google Play Store which lets you know which phone permissions an app requires, Apple users aren’t clued in to what apps on their devices are doing after they’ve been installed, and Clueful gave users a way to find out themselves. I guess users will need to look for an alternative method now.
Apple has been known to remove malicious apps from its app store, but this is one of the rare cases where an innocent app was targeted. Bitdefender is currently working with Apple to find out why their app was removed. Hopefully it was just a case of misunderstanding and will be back on the App Store in no time.
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