16:01 GMT24 November 2020
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    MOSCOW (Sputnik) - While Apple has eased conditions for iOS applications developers, it still cannot be said that the company has ceased abusing its dominant position in the applications market, Kaspersky Lab anti-virus provider said in a statement on Thursday.

    "We can state that a range of questions on condition easing ... remain without an answer. Given this situation, we cannot say that Apple has ceased abuses," Kaspersky Lab concluded.

    The developer praised Apple for enabling parental control programs developers to use mobile device management technology in certain cases. However, the updated rules do not provide clear criteria, the developer noted.

    "Kaspersky Lab has assessed positively changes in the App Store Review Guidelines, which is now more responsive to the needs of iOS applications developers, including those developing parental control applications for home users," Kaspersky Lab said.

    Earlier, the Russian Federal Antimonopoly Service said that it had initiated a case against Apple over a complaint by Kaspersky Lab. The provider has accused Apple of groundlessly rejecting a new version of Kaspersky Lab's parental control program Kaspersky Safe Kids (KSK), stressing that the move has resulted in the next version of the KSK losing a "substantial part of its functionality."

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