We told you how excited we were for the new, beefy security protections in Apple iOS 9. They're coming out soon, but shady advertisers are already figuring out a way around them. And their biggest advocate is Google.
Apple's enhanced security blocks unencrypted traffic for apps with a tool called App Transport Security, or ATS. Google straight up told developers how to get around ATS in order to keep ads on your iPhone. The tech giant explained how to insert a third-party ad network into apps.
After being criticized for the move, Google followed up with this message: "We wrote this because developers asked us about resources available to them for the upcoming iOS 9 release, and we wanted to outline some options. To be clear, developers should only consider disabling ATS if other approaches to comply with ATS standards are unsuccessful."
When iOS 9 rolls out this fall, we'll be following all the developments. Keep up with the latest news by checking our Happening Now page often.