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Topic: privacy

Here is all of the data Apple has about you

06/01/2018, 01:06 pm

AppleInsider used Apple's request data form to find out what they've got on one of our staffers, and it's probably worth you doing the same, when you can.

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Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg enters the ring in data privacy bout with Tim Cook

05/30/2018, 10:05 am

Facebook's COO Sheryl Sandberg has defended the social network against comments made by Apple CEO Tim Cook about the Cambridge Analytica scandal.

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Russia's political ban on Telegram has Apple blocking GDPR updates to infamous messenger

05/30/2018, 09:05 am

Russia's persistent demand that Apple shut down Telegram has a side-effect of no update to the app for GDPR compliance in the UK.

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Apple issues transparency report for 2H 2017, says it will include App Store takedown requests in 2019

05/25/2018, 05:05 pm

Apple on Friday published its transparency report for the second half of 2017, revealing stats on government search requests in the U.S. and abroad. The company also announced plans to account for government requests to pull apps from the App Store.

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Amazon Echo recorded household audio, sent it to random contact [u]

05/24/2018, 03:05 pm

An Oregon family's Amazon Echo recorded household audio and sent it to an employee of the family's husband, something Amazon blamed on a rare bug that it intends to fix. [Updated with additional Amazon explanation]

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How to request your personal data using Apple's Data & Privacy portal

05/23/2018, 10:05 am

Apple has just launched its Data and Privacy portal, enabling users to download a copy of their personal data held on Apple's servers. AppleInsider walks you through the process of requesting the data archive through the new online tool.

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Apple's new Data & Privacy portal lets European users download stored personal data

05/23/2018, 07:05 am

Apple has made it easier for its customers to download all of their personal data stored on the company's servers, with a new Data and Privacy portal offering users also offering ways to correct personal information collected by Apple, and to deactivate or delete their account completely.

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UK iPhone privacy lawsuit seeks up to $4.29B from Google

05/21/2018, 08:05 am

A U.K. lawsuit against Google for bypassing iPhone Web tracking safeguards now includes 4.4 million people listed as plaintiffs, and is aiming for up to 3.2 billion pounds ($4.29 billion) in damages.

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Surveillance app stored teens' Apple IDs on unprotected servers

05/20/2018, 06:05 pm

An app meant to let parents monitor the phone activity of teenagers was saving the latter's Apple ID passwords in unprotected plaintext form, a report revealed on Sunday.

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How to use Disk Utility in macOS to protect your sensitive data

05/06/2018, 11:05 am

Practically everyone has files or folders they keep on their Mac that they don't want anyone else to access. AppleInsider explains how to keep these files secure by turning a folder into a protected disk image, one that keeps the documents encrypted and requiring a password to read.

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Cambridge Analytica shuts down in wake of Facebook data scandal [u]

05/03/2018, 09:05 am

With mounting legal fees and vanishing clients in the wake of revelations about its use of Facebook data, political consulting firm Cambridge Analytica and its British parent company, SCL Elections, are shutting down -- though another company may be taking its place. [Updated with Emerdata info]

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iPhone unlocking firm Grayshift faces extortion demands after data breach

04/24/2018, 08:04 pm

Grayshift, the firm responsible for the GrayKey iPhone hacking tool, is in the crosshairs of an extortionist after its product's source code was inadvertently exposed to the internet last week.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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