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Topic: iOS

Spies want to use exploits similar to Group FaceTime bug for eavesdropping

02/01/2019, 08:02 am

The recently-discovered Group FaceTime bug that allowed people to eavesdrop on other people without their permission has been worked around, and a fix is coming, but the UK's surveillance agency wants to use flaws like it as a feature, in order to more easily spy on targets.

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Nintendo's Dr. Mario World comes to iOS this summer

01/31/2019, 11:01 pm

Nintendo continues to embrace the mobile market with the announcement of a new Dr. Mario franchise installment set to release on iOS and Android by "early summer" 2019.

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Apple restores Google enterprise developer certificate after five-hour ban

01/31/2019, 11:01 pm

Roughly five hours after Apple revoked Google's enterprise developer certificate over an illicit data gathering campaign, the iPhone maker late Thursday restored access to the program just as it did for Facebook hours earlier.

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Apple restores Facebook enterprise certificates following 'Facebook Research' fallout

01/31/2019, 06:01 pm

Facebook on Thursday saw its Apple enterprise certification restored after the privileges were revoked due to developer guideline violations, meaning the company can bring a clutch of integral internal apps back online.

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Facebook issues memo on Apple Enterprise Certificate fiasco as employees vent frustration

01/30/2019, 08:01 pm

Facebook is conducting internal damage control after Apple yanked the social media giant's enterprise developer certificates, a move that effectively disabled internal apps used by thousands of Facebook employees.

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Apple reportedly testing three-camera iPhone with USB-C, plans major iPad enhancements for iOS 13

01/30/2019, 04:01 pm

Next year's iPhones will reportedly include models with a rear-facing 3D camera incorporating a laser scanner for purposes like augmented reality, while iOS 13 could deliver much-awaited features like Dark Mode and CarPlay enhancements.

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Google is violating Apple's iPhone app privacy rules the same way Facebook did [u: disabled]

01/30/2019, 03:01 pm

Facebook is not the only major tech company found to be misusing Apple's Enterprise Certificate system, with a report claiming Google is pulling the same trick for its own app, one that is similar in nature to Facebook's now-blocked "Research" app.

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Apple has revoked Facebook's enterprise developer certificates after sideload violations [u]

01/30/2019, 11:01 am

Apple has stopped Facebook from being able to use its internal apps by revoking its enterprise developer certificates, in response to reports the social network ignored guidelines relating to user privacy by distributing apps outside the app store, and paid users to install the spyware.

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Siri Shortcuts can be used to steal and send personal data, developer warns

01/30/2019, 10:01 am

iPhone and iPad owners should be careful about which Shortcuts they run in iOS 12, since malicious app creators could use them to scrape valuable data, a developer warns.

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Apple slapped with lawsuit over Group FaceTime bug

01/30/2019, 12:01 am

Apple is facing a lawsuit related to a software flaw that allowed interlopers to eavesdrop on Group FaceTime calls, with the suit arriving less than 24 hours after news of the bug was circulated by mainstream media.

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Facebook pays users to sideload data-gathering VPN in apparent violation of Apple privacy policies [u]

01/29/2019, 07:01 pm

Facebook appears to be once again flouting Apple's developer guidelines regarding user privacy, as a report on Tuesday reveals the social media giant is paying users ages 17 to 35 to install a VPN that aggressively monitors usage habits.

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Apple was told about Group FaceTime privacy bug more than a week before closing access

01/29/2019, 02:01 pm

Apple may have known about the Group FaceTime privacy bug a week before the company disabled the feature, with one Twitter user claiming to have informed Apple of the issue discovered by their child the previous Monday.

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Apple disables Group FaceTime as it works on privacy bug fix

01/28/2019, 11:01 pm

After the discovery of a bug in FaceTime that allows callers to listen in on a recipient's device, even if they don't pick up, Apple late Monday notified users that the service has been temporarily disabled.

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Apple pushes first public betas for macOS 10.14.4, iOS 12.2, and tvOS 12.2

01/28/2019, 01:01 pm

Following last week's recommencement of the beta cycle and the first batch of developer betas for this round, Apple has issued a new public beta for macOS 10.14.4, iOS 12.2, and tvOS 12.2.

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Apple game subscription service reportedly in early stages of development

01/28/2019, 10:01 am

A rumor suggests Apple is in the early planning stages of creating a gaming subscription service, one that would provide access to a selection of titles for a monthly fee, in what could be a bid to further expand its growing Services revenue.

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'Apple News Magazines' subscription service spotted in iOS 12.2 beta

01/25/2019, 04:01 pm

The first beta of iOS 12.2 has seemingly confirmed plans for a subscription version of Apple News, apparently named "Apple News Magazines."

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First iOS 12.2 beta gives hints as to how HomeKit on televisions will work

01/25/2019, 10:01 am

While everyone is eagerly awaiting the first HomeKit televisions to come to market, developers have taken to the first beta of iOS 12.2 to provide initial demos of the functionality.

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35 years of Macintosh, Apple earnings season, Microsoft Office on the App Store on the AppleInsider Podcast

01/25/2019, 08:01 am

This week on the AppleInsider Podcast, William and Victor are back, and talking about Microsoft Office on the Mac App Store, a batch of software betas, and the idea that we haven't heard the worst of earnings guidance.

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Everything new in iOS 12.2: HomeKit TVs, Remote in Control Center, Apple News, & more

01/24/2019, 03:01 pm

After a lengthy beta period for iOS 12.1.3, Apple has released iOS 12.2 to developers. There are several changes in store for this point update and AppleInsider walks you through what to expect.

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Apple News coming to Canada with iOS 12.2 & macOS 10.14.4 Mojave beta

01/24/2019, 01:01 pm

The first beta of iOS 12.2 was just released to developers, and one of the first major changes is the launch of Apple News for Canadian users.

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