#10549 closed task (implemented)

torbrowser in the apple app store is fake

Reported by: phobos Owned by: phobos
Priority: normal Milestone:
Component: Website Version:
Keywords: Cc: mcs, trac.torproject.org@…
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Description

Tor Browser in the Apple App Store is fake. It's full of adware and spyware. Two users have called to complain. We should have it removed.

Child Tickets

Change History (17)

comment:1 Changed 15 months ago by phobos

Filed complaint with Apple on 26 December 2013.

comment:3 Changed 15 months ago by phobos

Apple responded today with chance for author to defend their app.

comment:4 Changed 15 months ago by browserprivacy

was going to report this, too. thanks for beating me to it!

comment:5 Changed 15 months ago by mcs

  • Cc mcs added

comment:6 Changed 14 months ago by lunar

I have just sent another email to <appstorenotices@…>.

comment:7 Changed 14 months ago by lunar

Sent another email to appstorenotices@.

comment:8 Changed 14 months ago by phobos

Maybe we need to change the email to include the registration numbers and USPTO registered address to make them respond.

comment:9 Changed 14 months ago by arma

Or maybe we need to bypass their process, since it's been weeks and they're still putting our users at risk?

Or said another way, when do we start involving our personal contacts at Apple? And when do we start making a public fuss?

comment:10 Changed 12 months ago by lunar

I think naming and shaming is now in order. Apple has been putting users at risk for months now.

comment:11 Changed 12 months ago by arma

I mailed Window Snyder and Jon Callas to see if they can get us past the bureaucracy.

Otherwise I guess plan C is to get high-profile people on Twitter to ask Apple why it likes harming people who care about privacy. (I hope plan B works.)

comment:12 Changed 12 months ago by 4camelswalking

I just sent Tim Cook an email about this linking to the SCmagazine article about it, which includes a link to this ticket. Sometimes Steve Jobs responded to and acted on such emails. Maybe Cook will, too.

comment:13 Changed 12 months ago by lunar

  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from new to closed

Email from App Store Notices:

We have removed the app listed below from the App Store. Please allow some time for our systems to refresh. We trust that this resolves your concerns.

comment:14 Changed 12 months ago by phobos

  • Resolution fixed deleted
  • Status changed from closed to reopened

comment:15 Changed 12 months ago by phobos

Please do not close tickets assigned to me. This isn't over. Our lawyers are still expecting a response from Apple.

comment:16 Changed 12 months ago by beej

  • Cc trac.torproject.org@… added

comment:17 Changed 10 months ago by phobos

  • Resolution set to implemented
  • Status changed from reopened to closed
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