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Russia’s FAS says Apple abuses its App Store dominance

Russian Federal Anti-monopoly Service (FAS), Russia’s antitrust enforcer, says Apple abused its dominance by limiting the functionality of third-party parental control apps on its devices after rolling out its own pre-installed program with similar features, according to Law360 (a subscription is required to read the entire article).

Despite a long history of working Apple, Kaspersky Lab, a global security company, filed a complaint against Apple with FAS in 2019 regarding Apple’s policy on apps distributed through the App Store. According to Apple, the use of configuration profiles was against App Store policy, and Apple demanded that these be removed, so that the app could pass the review and be published in the store.

The FAS is the federal-level executive governmental organ that controls the execution of the antitrust law and related areas.

Dennis Sellers
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Dennis Sellers is the editor/publisher of Apple World Today. He’s been an “Apple journalist” since 1995 (starting with the first big Apple news site, MacCentral). He loves to read, run, play sports, and watch movies.