Apple removes Instagram stalking app Like Patrol from the App Store – Engadget

Like Patrol — an app that scrapes Instagram data to let users keep tabs on any Instagram account’s interactions — is in hot water. Instagram sent the app’s developers a cease and desist notice last week for violating its terms of service, and on Saturday, Apple completely removed the service from the App Store. A quick search of the App Store confirms that it’s no longer available as of this writing. According to CNET, Apple pulled Like Patrol after deciding it violated the App Store guidelines. Though it’s not clear which rules were broken, it’s a safe bet that they revolve around data collection and privacy violations.

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