A report on Tuesday suggests Apple's iPhone 11 Pro, and potentially iPhone 11 models, continuously collect and transmit location data when user-selectable location services settings are disabled, behavior that could pose a potential security risk.
U.S. lawmakers in charge of a sprawling antitrust probe into "Big Tech" are scrutinizing a number of privacy-minded improvements Apple rolled out as part of iOS 13, including restrictions pertaining to location data, noting the new limitations are not applied to first-party apps and services.
Apple CEO Tim Cook continued to hammer home Apple's corporate values in an interview aired Friday, calling data privacy one of this century's top issues and vowing to fight for immigrant protections until his "toes point up."
The discovery of an unprotected data store containing 1.2 billion records of personal information gleaned from data brokerage services offers a glimpse into not only the kind of resources scammers and hackers can acquire about a large number of potential targets, but also the amount of data online services share or sell with other entities.
U.S. Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) on Monday introduced a bill that aims to protect American interests by prohibiting companies from transferring user data or encryption keys to China, legislation that could impact Apple's Chinese business strategy.
The privacy-focused search engine DuckDuckGo has relaunched its Privacy Essentials extension for Safari on macOS Catalina, with the add-on revived for Safari 13 after it was removed from distribution for Safari 12.
Apple has updated its official privacy site with explanatory overviews of hot-button topics such as being tracked by your phone, and having messages intercepted. Plus it's added four white papers with technical details of its privacy elements.
Apple and Chinese app TikTok failed to send representatives to a U.S. congressional hearing convened to delve into Chinese influence on the wider tech industry and consumer data, a move that drew swift condemnation from senators eager to draw ties between large firms and the Asian nation.
Apple has started to ask users if they wish to take part in the Siri quality assurance program in the latest beta for iOS 13.2, a change in policy following criticism about the iPhone maker using contractors to listen to a selection of Siri audio recordings.
Amazon has been hit by claims it is infringing on the privacy of its customers with its smart home security cameras, with a new report alleging Amazon workers are being given a glimpse into the homes of Cloud Cam users, under the guise of training the retailer's artificial intelligence systems.
An attempted billion-pound class-action lawsuit against Google, alleging the search giant has been tracking iPhone users, has been revived by the United Kingdom Court of Appeal, which has allowed the case to proceed through the UK courts.
Facebook on Monday outlined detailed how its app and corresponding service will be impacted by location tracking permissions, restrictions and accompanying tools built into iOS 13, saying that users might see unfamiliar warning notifications should they upgrade to Apple's next-generation operating system.
As part of an investigation into potential weapons export violations, the U.S. Department of Justice is demanding both Apple and Google furnish user information for a rifle scope monitoring and control app, a move that could impact well over 10 thousand people.
A joint investigation has been launched against Facebook by the New York State Attorney General, probing the social network for potential antitrust violations, just two days after reports a similar action is being prepared against Google.
Changes in iOS 13 to improve privacy may be affecting more apps than first thought, with developers of secure messaging "scrambling" to keep the encrypted communications services functional before Apple cuts off access to a specific API.
An unsecured database containing the phone numbers of more than 419 million Facebook users was recently found online, though the social network said no accounts have been compromised as a result of the exposure.