Get the Lowest Prices anywhere on Macs, iPads and Apple Watches: Apple Price Guides updated April 24th
 

Topic: privacy

Russia demands Apple pull Telegram for iPhone from App Store

04/17/2018, 09:04 am

Russia's telecomunications regulator, Roskomnadzor, sent orders to both Apple and Google on Tuesday, asking them to halt local downloads of the popular secure messaging app Telegram.

17 comments

Apple destroys Facebook in poll about trustworthiness with personal data

04/11/2018, 02:04 pm

Amid the furor over Silicon Valley companies mishandling personal data, Apple is very near the top of the charts for the most trusted company, with the majority of respondents pointing the finger at Facebook for being the least trust-worthy.

60 comments

How to check if Facebook gave your data to Cambridge Analytica right now

04/10/2018, 09:04 am

This week, Facebook has started to alert the estimated 87 million users affected by the Cambridge Analytica scandal, advising in the News Feed if personal data for an account was obtained by the company. For users of the social network who haven't yet seen a notification, there is a second way to manually check if their privacy was violated as part of the affair.

22 comments

Facebook admits wrongdoing ahead of Zuckerberg testimonies, starts notifying Cambridge Analytica victims

04/09/2018, 03:04 pm

In written testimony released by the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee on Monday, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg once again admitted to making mistakes in the way his company shares and tracks data. The social network also began notifying some users about whether their data was harvested by political consultancy firm Cambridge Analytica.

0 comments

HomeKit Insider: How to fix HomeKit camera's biggest flaw and gain some privacy

04/09/2018, 11:04 am

There are a few major drawbacks to HomeKit security cameras. We take a look at a creative solution to fix one of them to afford yourself some privacy.

10 comments

Facebook says Cambridge Analytica may have collected data on up to 87M people

04/04/2018, 04:04 pm

Cambridge Analytica may have harvested the personal data of up to 87 million Facebook users, Facebook's CTO said on Wednesday, a number far higher than original media estimates.

26 comments

Mark Zuckerberg calls Tim Cook's anti-Facebook retort 'glib,' defends ad-based model

04/02/2018, 09:04 am

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg defended his company's ad-based revenue model in an interview published on Monday, seemingly also challenging the spin adopted by Apple CEO Tim Cook.

72 comments

Apple details tools to help developers comply with new EU data regulations

03/30/2018, 06:03 pm

Apple on Friday unveiled a set of developer tools designed to keep app makers in line with the European Union's upcoming General Data Protection Regulation, a set of rules that grants users more control over their digital histories.

2 comments

Apple will let users download all iCloud and Apple ID data to comply with new European rules [u]

03/29/2018, 01:03 pm

Apple is switching up its privacy policies to satisfy the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation, which takes effect May 25 -- most notably by offering a way to download all personal data stored on Apple servers. [Updated with more details and clarification provided to AppleInsider by Apple]

17 comments

Apple cooperation on India's 'Do Not Disturb' iPhone app torpedoed over privacy concerns

03/27/2018, 09:03 am

Despite nominally coming to an agreement to help India's Telecom Regulatory Authority (TRAI) with an iPhone version of its "Do Not Disturb" app, Apple has effectively stopped cooperating, a report indicated on Tuesday.

14 comments

FTC confirms Facebook probe over Cambridge Analytica user data fiasco

03/26/2018, 12:03 pm

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission is actively investigating Facebook's privacy practices in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica revelations, confirming in a statement the existence of a probe into the social network's activities after settling an earlier investigation with a consent decree in 2011.

7 comments

Craig Federighi argues against renewed push for law enforcement backdoor to iPhone

03/26/2018, 09:03 am

Apple's senior VP of software engineering maintained the company's hard line on encryption in response to a story saying the FBI and U.S. Department of Justice are renewing their pursuit of backdoors for searches by law enforcement.

42 comments

Tim Cook speaks out on Cambridge Analytica debacle, calls for stricter consumer privacy safeguards

03/24/2018, 10:03 am

At the China Development Forum this weekend, Apple CEO Tim Cook spoke about Facebook's misuse of customer data, and sounded the call for stricter rules across the board on what companies are allowed to do with harvested information.

64 comments

Police using fingerprints of dead suspects to unlock Apple iPhones

03/22/2018, 07:03 pm

While there have been some failures, U.S. law enforcement agencies have indeed used the fingers of corpses to unlock iPhones and obtain evidence, a report revealed on Thursday.

23 comments

Apple to fix Siri bug that read out hidden iPhone lockscreen notifications

03/22/2018, 03:03 pm

A future Apple update will solve an iOS security flaw allowing Siri to read out otherwise hidden lockscreen notifications, but AppleInsider can show you how to work around it now.

2 comments

Ex-Apple employee explains wide Google location data warrant by NC police

03/22/2018, 01:03 pm

The automatic collection of user location data from smartphones by tech companies, and the ability of law enforcement to access it via warrants will be discussed in Friday's AppleInsider podcast, with criminal defense attorney and former Apple employee T. Greg Doucette explaining how a recent report into the requests by Raleigh, N.C. police came about in the first place.

5 comments

FTC probes Facebook over personal data use following Cambridge Analytica revelations

03/20/2018, 11:03 am

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission has allegedly started investigating Facebook concerning the use of user data by analytics firm Cambridge Analytica, including whether the social network violated the terms of a 2011 settlement by providing the data without the user's consent.

36 comments

Police are casting a wide net into the deep pool of Google user location data to solve crimes

03/19/2018, 09:03 am

Raleigh, N.C., detectives have obtained warrants to search a wide variety of Google account data, and not necessarily only of suspects -- a practice that has raised the ire of privacy advocates.

10 comments

'GrayKey' iPhone unlocking tool revealed as pocket-sized device with questionable security

03/15/2018, 12:03 pm

The forensic tool known as 'GrayKey' has grave privacy and security implications, a report into the iPhone-unlocking tool suggests, as it has the potential of being misused by thieves and other criminals if the compact device is stolen from members of law enforcement.

16 comments

MoviePass CEO now says app never tracked user location

03/12/2018, 09:03 pm

MoviePass CEO Mitch Lowe appears to be backpedaling on recent comments that suggested the movie-a-day app continuously tracks users' locations after they visit a theater, saying in a new interview that he was mistaken in what data his company gleans from customers.

12 comments