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CloudApp for iMobile Scam App

Dan Byler (via John Gruber):

While browsing for an iOS-native service like Droplr or CloudApp, I came across and downloaded the “free” app CloudApp for iMobile – Cloud Drive App Sync Data. Astoundingly, this app trades on the reputations of both iCloud and CloudApp to scam users into paying $99/month for iCloud services.

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I nearly fell prey to the scam myself: while screenshotting the app, I accidentally subscribed (because of the way TouchID is integrated into the home button – and the home button is part of taking screenshots)[…]

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It’s maddening that garbage like this gets through the App Store review process when legitimate developers providing truly useful services are stymied all the time.

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