Commonly blacklisted and whitelisted iOS and Android apps include DropBox, Netflix and Angry Birds. Why aren't more companies blacklisting mobile device apps?
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Which iOS and Android apps do businesses block most?
That honor goes to file-sharing services Dropbox, SugarSync, Box.net and Google Drive. Both Facebook and streaming media services Netflix and Pandora also make the top 10 list of blacklisted apps, as does Angry Birds.
Those findings come via device management service provider Fiberlink, and are based on a study of the 2 million endpoints managed using the company's software. The study found that when blacklisting is used, it's most often employed in the manufacturing and service industries.
One big caveat to the findings, however, is that the vast majority of businesses don't blacklist mobile device apps. Notably, less than 10% of studied businesses blacklist apps on iOS devices, and less than 5% of them blacklist Android apps.
When blacklisting is used on iOS devices, an average of five apps get blocked.
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