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Topic: privacy

Apple drops the hammer on third-party ads & trackers in kids apps

06/03/2019, 04:06 pm

As anticipated, Apple has updated its App Store guidelines to completely block developers from including third-party ads or analytics in kids titles.

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'Sign in with Apple' aims to replace Facebook authentication to keep user data private

06/03/2019, 01:06 pm

In a bid to increase the security of an iPhone owner's identity, Apple revealed a new log-in option for apps called Sign In with Apple, an authentication system that minimizes the amount of the user's data used, as well as helping prevent tracking by social networks.

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Apple limiting third-party tracking in Kids apps in App Store policy change

05/31/2019, 02:05 pm

Apple will help safeguard the privacy of younger iPhone and iPad users, a report claims, by announcing a change at WWDC that will limit third-party tracking within apps offered in the iOS App Store's Kids category, a move that may help put some privacy critics at ease.

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Apple condemns British spy agency group's proposal to evade message encryption

05/30/2019, 08:05 am

Apple, Google, Microsoft and WhatsApp have co-signed an open letter urging the UK government to abandon what's being called a "ghost protocol" to allow intelligence services to read encrypted messages.

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US Senate greenlights anti-robocalling bill to combat 'daily deluge'

05/23/2019, 01:05 pm

The U.S. Senate voted 97 to 1 on Thursday to move forward with the TRACED Act, intended to fight a surge of robocalls, in some cases harassing people multiple times per day.

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Revived bill proposes safeguards against warrantless data searches at US borders

05/23/2019, 12:05 pm

U.S. Senators Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Rand Paul (R-KY) have reintroduced a bill that would block the government from searching iPhones, MacBooks, and other devices at the border without a warrant.

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Apple adding privacy-centric ad click attribution tech to Safari & WebKit

05/22/2019, 10:05 am

Apple has introduced a new privacy technology it is including in WebKit, the browser rendering engine used by Safari, one that enables online advertising to allow attribution for clicks to be passed along to marketers, but while at the same time preventing the user from being identified or profiled.

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US cellular carriers say stopped sale of customer location data to third parties

05/17/2019, 02:05 am

Major U.S. cellular carriers recently confirmed to the Federal Communications Commission that they have, for the most part, stopped selling customer geolocation data to third-party aggregators, a questionable practice first discovered a year ago.

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How to make Google automatically delete the data it stores about you [u]

05/15/2019, 08:05 am

Google has now begun to roll out its new feature that lets you limit how long it saves information about you. Here's how to use it.

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Facebook staring down possibility of 20 years of FTC oversight to end privacy probe

05/14/2019, 08:05 am

Facebook's negotiations with the Federal Trade Commission to end an investigation into the social network's alleged privacy violations may involve a 20-year period of government oversight, with a deal between the two potentially a month away from completion.

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WhatsApp vulnerability left iOS open to spyware attack

05/13/2019, 10:05 pm

Facebook-owned WhatsApp on Monday disclosed the recent fix of a VoIP-related vulnerability that allowed nefarious parties to remotely install spyware on both iOS and Android handsets.

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Twitter bug in iOS app shared location data with advertisers

05/13/2019, 04:05 pm

Twitter has admitted to its iOS app having privacy issues issues, that iPhone and iPad users may have had their location data collected in instances where multiple accounts were used, data that may have also been unwittingly shared with third-party advertisers on the microblogging social network.

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Idaho judge denies warrant to compel suspect to unlock smartphone with biometrics

05/13/2019, 02:05 pm

An Idaho court has denied a warrant asking for authorization for law enforcement to make a smartphone owner unlock their device with their fingerprint, with the decision the latest in an ongoing debate on whether or not police and security services have the right to unlock biometric security on a device like the iPhone's Face ID or Touch ID.

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Apple's latest iPhone privacy ad touts iMessage encryption

05/10/2019, 08:05 pm

Apple on Friday published a third installment to an ad series focusing on iPhone privacy, with the latest commercial throwing a spotlight on the company's end-to-end encrypted iMessage platform.

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Group FaceTime iOS 12.1 eavesdropping bug lawsuit is dismissed

05/10/2019, 03:05 pm

A U.S. District Court in Houston has granted Apple's request to dismiss a lawsuit over a Group FaceTime bug in iOS 12.1, which at launch allowed third parties to eavesdrop on conversations.

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Editorial: Google's Pichai claims privacy is a focus, but reality shows work still needs to be done

05/08/2019, 02:05 pm

Google CEO Sundar Pichai frames Google as a protector of its users' information, but until the search giant stops using identifiable data to power its advertising, it is far from being a bastion of privacy.

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Apple removes three dating apps thought to violate FTC child protection act

05/06/2019, 07:05 pm

Apple and Google recently removed three dating apps from their respective app stores after the U.S. Federal Trade Commission discovered children under the age of 13 were able to sign up and use the services.

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Multiple class actions target US carriers over selling location data

05/06/2019, 02:05 pm

All four major U.S. carriers -- AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon, and Sprint -- are facing proposed class action lawsuits over their selling of customer location data.

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Editorial: The new Services - How will Apple Arcade's exclusivity, privacy affect Android & Google Play?

05/04/2019, 10:05 am

Apple has built a very strong position in mobile gaming in its iOS App Store. With Apple Arcade, it is working to create a new pipeline of fun, original, attractive, exclusive games, without ads and where privacy is protected. How will this impact Android and Google Play?

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Massachusetts judge granted warrant to unlock suspects iPhone with Touch ID

05/03/2019, 04:05 pm

Law enforcement can compel a suspect to unlock their iPhone using Touch ID under a warrant, a Massachusetts federal judge ruled in April, muddying the waters in the ongoing battle in courts over whether the contents of a mobile device secured with biometrics are protected by the Fifth Amendment, or not.

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