Steve Jobs Confirms Apple Can Kill Apps on iPhones
Jobs told The Wall Street Journal in an interview published Monday that the capability was necessary in case Apple inadvertently allows a malicious program to be sold through its App Store. Such programs could, for example, steal users' personal data.
"Hopefully, we never have to pull that lever, but we would be irresponsible not to have a lever like that to pull," Jobs said.
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— Antone Gonsalves, InformationWeek