The issue was first reported Friday by tech blog PiunikaWeb, which pointed to user reports that the app wasn't working and noted that some users were "not able to turn off Safe Mode". Malicious and nonfunctional apps appear on the store regularly, and they don't always get removed in a timely manner.
More than 560,000 Android users downloaded malware disguised as smartphone games from the Google Play store.
The hyper-popular social network Tumblr is now not being listed on the Apple App Store, after the tech giant discovered that Tumblr had failed to filter out sexual images of children on it's mobile app.
As a workaround for anyone who might have deleted it, Digital Trends suggested navigating to the Purchased section in the App Store and reinstalling the app from there, which it said has had mixed results. This led to it being banned for a day in Indonesia over the mature content.
Tumblr has been removed from Apple's iOS App Store after sick child pornography was found on the social networking service. In this case, however, Tumblr's audit revealed a fresh batch of content that has not yet been included in that database and, therefore, got posted on Tumblr. "As this is an industry-wide problem, we work collaboratively with our industry peers and partners like NCMEC to actively monitor content uploaded to the platform". It is also unclear if Apple was the one to remove the app or Tumblr itself took it down.
The company removed the offending content immediately and the gap in content monitoring is being tackled.
According to Download, it wasn't until last weekend that reports suggested Tumblr's sudden disappearance from Apple's platform was related to inappropriate content that violated App Store guidelines.
Tumblr's official app first appeared in the App Store nearly a decade after Tumblr acquired a third party app called Tumblerette.