Getty ImagesApple has actually removed Fakespot, a widely known app for identifying phony item evaluations, from its App Store after Amazon complained the app offered deceptive info and prospective security risks.Fakespots app works by examining the credibility of an Amazon listings reviews and offers it a grade of A through F. It then reached out to Fakespot on June 29, weeks before their app was removed from the App Store.An Apple representative didnt immediately respond to questions on which App Store guidelines were violated by Fakespot.But Amazon pointed CNBC to 2 subsections of Apples App Store standards that Fakespot might have breached. Amazon reported the app to Apple in mid-June, Khalifah said.Khalifah stated he was disturbed that Apple didnt provide Fakespot sufficient caution that the app would be taken down from the App Store, or the capability to correct concerns with the app.
Getty ImagesApple has removed Fakespot, a popular app for detecting fake item evaluations, from its App Store after Amazon grumbled the app provided misleading details and possible security risks.Fakespots app works by analyzing the trustworthiness of an Amazon listings evaluations and provides it a grade of A through F. Regulators in the U.S. and abroad have actually taken actions to suppress phony reviews on and off Amazon.As fake reviews continue to multiply the web, third-party apps and websites have sprung up to help shoppers spot them, such as Fakespot, ReviewMeta and ReconBob.Amazon reported well-known fake review detector app Fakespot to Apple for investigation, triggering its elimination from the App Store.AmazonApple said in a statement that Amazon on June 8 started a dispute with the Fakespot app over intellectual property rights. It then reached out to Fakespot on June 29, weeks before their app was removed from the App Store.An Apple representative didnt right away respond to concerns on which App Store guidelines were broken by Fakespot.But Amazon pointed CNBC to two subsections of Apples App Store guidelines that Fakespot might have breached. Amazon reported the app to Apple in mid-June, Khalifah said.Khalifah said he was upset that Apple didnt offer Fakespot adequate warning that the app would be taken down from the App Store, or the ability to correct issues with the app.