Apple Could Remotely Kill iPhone Apps

Phone checks in for instructions on bad seeds, blogger finds
By Sam Biddle,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 7, 2008 5:05 PM CDT
Apple has the ability to remotely remove software installed on users' iPhones.   (AP Photo/Kin Cheung, file)
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(Newser) – Apple appears capable of remotely deactivating programs paid for and installed by iPhone users, Arnold Kim writes on MacRumors. The discovery was made when an iPhone user uncovered a hidden web address linked to a software blacklist maintained by Apple—presumably intended to screen malicious software from being used. “This suggests that the iPhone calls home once in a while,” Kim points out.