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Steve Jobs Confirms Apple Can Kill Apps on iPhones

Apple chief executive Steve Jobs has confirmed that a mechanism exists within the iPhone to let the company unilaterally remove software from the smartphone.

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.

Keep reading at InformationWeek.

— Antone Gonsalves, InformationWeek
laserboy 12/5/2012 | 3:34:39 PM
re: Steve Jobs Confirms Apple Can Kill Apps on iPhones It is amazing to me that with the Big Brother practices of Steve that people continue to purchase Apple's over-priced toys
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