A very controversial Instagram app called Like Patrol has been banned from Apple’s App store. The app let users monitor what posts someone else liked or commented on allowing them to snoop on their significant other or perhaps someone they are stalking.
Apple stated that the app was removed for violating their guidelines.
The founder of the app, Sergio Luis Quintero made a statement to CNET about the banning:
“We strongly believe that our app does not violate Apple policies, we plan to appeal this decision in the coming days, If our app’s functionality did violate any policies, then Instagram would have violated the exact same policies since 2011 to 2019 with the Following tab. Why weren’t they taken down?”
The banning came after a concerted effort by Instagram to discourage creepy people from abusing people on the service. The social media network recently removed its Following tab that allowed you to see activity of people you follow (likes, comments, etc.)