Russian Antitrust Watchdog Finds Apple Abused App Store ‘Domination’
The potential action of U.S. lawmakers may not be what forces Apple to change the way it does business. After one year investigation in the business, Reuters reports Russia Federal Antimonopoly Service (FAS) found that the iPhone maker had abused its dominant position in the mobile apps market and would order Apple to resolve multiple regulatory violations.
The agency began investigating the tech giant after the developer Kaspersky Lab filed a complaint for rejection of its Safe Kids application from the App Store. At the time, Apple said the software “endangered user security and privacy”. The agency ruled that Apple forced developers to distribute their apps through the App Store and then illegally blocked them. An Apple spokesperson said Reuters the company plans to appeal the decision.