New software developer kit removes apps' ability to access the unique string of numbers that individually identifies each cellular device.
A small mobile publishing company called BlueToad says the Apple UDIDs leaked last week came from an illegal intrusion into its network last week, an admission that contradicts AntiSec's claims about the FBI.
The publishing of 1 million anonymized Apple UDIDs allegedly found on an FBI agent's computer brought AntiSec's actions front and center. With denials from Apple and the FBI, you might think it's over. Not so fast.
A hacker group claims to have hacked its way to the device ID and user details of 12 million Apple iOS devices. Learn how to find the Unique Device Identifier (UDID) for your device(s) to see if your information has been compromised.
MoPub, a mobile ad server, has conducted a study in which it found that apps that have been rejected due to Apple's new UDID restrictions have cost developers 24 percent in revenue.
With privacy concerns at the forefront of many tech industry blogs, not to mention investigations from Congress, Apple has begun rejecting apps that access UDIDs.
According to a report from karthikk.net, developers who have sold UDID slots to other developers who are not officially enrolled in Apple's iOS Developer Program are finding their accounts on the brink of being banned.
Instead of seeing the support page for the popular messaging app, users see a banner that says, "Dear All Viber Users, the Israeli-based 'Viber' is spying and tracking you."
In an effort to boost user privacy, starting May 1 the tech giant will no longer accept new apps that access UDIDs. All new apps also must support iPhone 5 and Retina display.
In what might be a push for its own Advertising Identifier technology, the software giant is said to be rejecting apps that use "cookie tracking" from its App Store.