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A movie piracy app snuck onto the App Store in 2023 and Apple only just killed it

Apple needs to tighten its App Store review process because a movie piracy app disguised as a vision tester existed on it for months without detection, despite Apple’s emphasis on security.

Kimi app removed from App Store for allowing users to pirate movies, tv
Kimi app removed from App Store for allowing users to pirate movies, tv

The unassuming app was called “Kimi,” and landed on the App Store at some point last year and mostly flew under the radar. That is, until Apple pulled it down on Tuesday.

Kimi pretended to be a vision testing app, or some sort of spot-the-difference game. However, it facilitated movie piracy, streaming new releases and in-theater films to the users.

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