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I've bitched about how restrictive Apple is with the App Store plenty, but that ship has sailed a long time ago. But once you decided to have a restrictive app store and declare to provide "freedom from programs that steal your private data" (http://gawker.com/5539717/), be the best damn restrictive app store you can be and actually provide freedom from programs that steal your private data. Apple has inserted themselves as necessary component in the developer-customer relationship of iOS (and even declared privacy as one of the reasons why they are necessary), so they damn well should take some blame here.

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