Apple scrambles to quash iOS app sideloading demands with ‘think of the children’ defense

My former colleague Tom Claburn at The Register:

Apple, fearing regulators will force it to allow people to sideload whatever apps they like on their own iOS devices, has published a paper arguing about the importance of its oversight. The iGiant also sent a letter to US lawmakers warning of supposed harm if its gatekeeping is disallowed.

Apple should be required to allow sideloading.

This is part of a larger story of Big Business thwarting individual property rights using copyright and other so-called “intellectual property” measures.