Apple’s privacy labels are coming to all apps, including its own

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Apple has clarified that its mandatory app privacy “nutrition labels” program will apply to all apps, whether they’re from third-party developers or Apple’s own. It’s an apparent response to criticism from WhatsApp earlier today that the program unfairly favored Apple’s services.

That means Apple’s apps on the App Store will receive similar privacy labels when the program rolls out later this year as third-party apps. And for the few iOS apps that aren’t available in the App Store — like Messages, a particular point of contention for WhatsApp — they will have the same privacy information available on Apple’s website.

The statement follows a complaint from WhatsApp from earlier today in which the messaging service claimed that Apple’s...

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