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Facebook says Apple's 30% App Store fee hurts small businesses during COVID-19Facebook doesn’t care. They don’t have a store but they are making money off the users by monitoring them and selling their habits and such.Although 30% seems high, it has become a de facto industry standard.I think it is like a toll bridge. You have the choice to go around on another path but if you choose this one you pay to go over that bridge regardless of reason, that bridge needs to be maintained, lights need to be powered and it needs to be policed. That costs money.Apps need to be vetted for safety, data storage, bandwidth, credit card servicing fees, the people to program and maintain all these functions. It also is not free.Apple or other companies would not be able to have a glimmer of a guarantee of safety with the apps they download if from all over the place on different stores as there would be many potential hands in this cookie jar.
Apple's new protections for kids could force PBS to pull its appsI am curious what part of the app is in violation of "...integrate third-party advertising or analytics software. They also will not be allowed to transmit in-app data to third-parties", and if it really needs to do that and should it have been there in the first place. Does the app need to do that? Think about the children!
Facebook says bug may have briefly exposed photos of 6.8 million app users