Apple to Facebook: Your cookies are poison to us

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When did the trade press become so protective of user data?

 

The Wall Street Journal ($) had the scoop, the fast-followers had the attitude (emphases mine):

  • Cult of Mac: Apple forces Facebook VPN out of App Store for stealing user data
  • Inquirer: Facebook pulls its data-slurping Onavo VPN app from iOS
  • Forbes: Apple Pressures Facebook To Remove Its Data Farming VPN From The App Store
  • BGR: Stop using the creepy iPhone VPN app that Apple just forced Facebook to pull
  • Mashable: Facebook to pull its creepy VPN Onavo from App Store after Apple pushback
  • iMore: Apple shuts down Facebook’s ‘Onavo’ iOS app and activity snooper

A sampler from the twittersphere: