Russia Orders Apple To Make App Store Changes

By Julia Arciga (August 31, 2020, 2:14 PM EDT) -- Russia's antitrust enforcer on Monday demanded that Apple make changes to its App Store, in order to remedy its alleged abuse of dominance in the smartphone application space that restricted the functionality of third-party parental control applications.

The Federal Antimonopoly Service said the tech giant must ensure its own apps "do not take precedence over third-party apps" after Apple rolled out its own app with parental control features — called Screen Time — in a late 2018 iPhone software update.

According to the agency, Screen Time limited the performance of third-party parental control apps because Apple's in-house app was already installed...

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