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Apple to help Indian govt develop anti-spam app amid tussle with Trai

Apple's stand-off with the regulator comes at a time when it is seeking greater access in India, the world's third-largest smartphone market.

Reuters  |  New Delhi 

Apple Inc has agreed to give limited help to the Indian government to develop an anti-spam mobile application for its iOS platform, after refusing to do so based on privacy concerns, according to sources and documents were seen by Reuters. The US tech giant has been locked in a tussle with India's telecoms regulator for more than a year. Officials complained Apple dragged its feet on advising the government how to develop an app that would allow iPhone users to report unsolicited marketing texts or calls as spam. The government app was launched on Google's Android ...

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First Published: Wed, November 15 2017. 16:24 IST