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Topic: privacy

Apple, others offer support in Microsoft fight to air government data requests

09/02/2016, 09:09 pm

Microsoft on Friday received the backing of Apple and other major technology, media and pharmaceutical companies in its legal fight to dislodge laws preventing it from informing customers of government requests for user data.

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Microsoft wins Apple-aligned case against U.S. over warrant for foreign emails

07/14/2016, 06:07 pm

A U.S. Federal Court has ruled in Microsoft's favor in a closely-watch case involving a warrant the government obtained for a customer's emails stored on an Irish server. The ruling frees U.S. companies from being forced to hand over customer data if it's not being stored within the U.S.

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Inside iOS 10: Apple doubles down on security with cutting edge differential privacy

06/15/2016, 10:06 am

After a bruising battle with the Federal Bureau of Investigation and a contentious debate over encryption in the wake of the San Bernadino terrorist shooting, Apple has doubled down on privacy protection by researching cutting-edge privacy techniques for iOS 10, allowing advanced new features while protecting user data.

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Apple Watch comes out ahead in study of fitness tracker privacy, security

02/08/2016, 10:02 am

When it comes to the privacy and security of user data, the Apple Watch and its accompanying software ecosystem are the most well-designed products in the wearable marketplace, a new study shows.

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DOJ to review secret cell phone tracking programs, reveal information on usage

05/04/2015, 09:05 am

The United States Department of Justice has reportedly decided that the use of controversial cell phone tracking devices --widely known as "stingrays" --by its agencies must be more closely monitored, and is preparing to launch an extensive internal review while publicly revealing more details about the secret programs.

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MAC address randomization joins Apple's heap of iOS 8 privacy improvements

06/09/2014, 02:06 pm

With consumers growing more conscious about protecting their privacy, Apple has begun tackle the issue head on with numerous enhancements to its next-generation mobile operating system including a new feature that makes it more difficult to track and identify individual iOS devices.

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Apple refines location privacy in iOS 8 with new 'While Using' option

06/05/2014, 02:06 pm

iPhone and iPad owners will have much more fine-grained control over their location privacy in iOS 8 thanks to new Location Services options that allow users to determine exactly when -- and if -- an app can find them.

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Apple slips out of top 20 in privacy trust rankings

01/29/2013, 10:01 am

For the first time in three years, Apple is not among the top 20 most trusted companies for privacy, according to the Ponemon Institute's 2012 list.

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