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Topic: privacy

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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Apple will let users download all iCloud and Apple ID data to comply with new European rules [u]

03/29/2018, 01:03 pm

Apple is switching up its privacy policies to satisfy the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation, which takes effect May 25 -- most notably by offering a way to download all personal data stored on Apple servers. [Updated with more details and clarification provided to AppleInsider by Apple]

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Apple cooperation on India's 'Do Not Disturb' iPhone app torpedoed over privacy concerns

03/27/2018, 09:03 am

Despite nominally coming to an agreement to help India's Telecom Regulatory Authority (TRAI) with an iPhone version of its "Do Not Disturb" app, Apple has effectively stopped cooperating, a report indicated on Tuesday.

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FTC confirms Facebook probe over Cambridge Analytica user data fiasco

03/26/2018, 12:03 pm

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission is actively investigating Facebook's privacy practices in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica revelations, confirming in a statement the existence of a probe into the social network's activities after settling an earlier investigation with a consent decree in 2011.

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Craig Federighi argues against renewed push for law enforcement backdoor to iPhone

03/26/2018, 09:03 am

Apple's senior VP of software engineering maintained the company's hard line on encryption in response to a story saying the FBI and U.S. Department of Justice are renewing their pursuit of backdoors for searches by law enforcement.

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Tim Cook speaks out on Cambridge Analytica debacle, calls for stricter consumer privacy safeguards

03/24/2018, 10:03 am

At the China Development Forum this weekend, Apple CEO Tim Cook spoke about Facebook's misuse of customer data, and sounded the call for stricter rules across the board on what companies are allowed to do with harvested information.

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Police using fingerprints of dead suspects to unlock Apple iPhones

03/22/2018, 07:03 pm

While there have been some failures, U.S. law enforcement agencies have indeed used the fingers of corpses to unlock iPhones and obtain evidence, a report revealed on Thursday.

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Apple to fix Siri bug that read out hidden iPhone lockscreen notifications

03/22/2018, 03:03 pm

A future Apple update will solve an iOS security flaw allowing Siri to read out otherwise hidden lockscreen notifications, but AppleInsider can show you how to work around it now.

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Ex-Apple employee explains wide Google location data warrant by NC police

03/22/2018, 01:03 pm

The automatic collection of user location data from smartphones by tech companies, and the ability of law enforcement to access it via warrants will be discussed in Friday's AppleInsider podcast, with criminal defense attorney and former Apple employee T. Greg Doucette explaining how a recent report into the requests by Raleigh, N.C. police came about in the first place.

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FTC probes Facebook over personal data use following Cambridge Analytica revelations

03/20/2018, 11:03 am

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission has allegedly started investigating Facebook concerning the use of user data by analytics firm Cambridge Analytica, including whether the social network violated the terms of a 2011 settlement by providing the data without the user's consent.

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Police are casting a wide net into the deep pool of Google user location data to solve crimes

03/19/2018, 09:03 am

Raleigh, N.C., detectives have obtained warrants to search a wide variety of Google account data, and not necessarily only of suspects -- a practice that has raised the ire of privacy advocates.

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'GrayKey' iPhone unlocking tool revealed as pocket-sized device with questionable security

03/15/2018, 12:03 pm

The forensic tool known as 'GrayKey' has grave privacy and security implications, a report into the iPhone-unlocking tool suggests, as it has the potential of being misused by thieves and other criminals if the compact device is stolen from members of law enforcement.

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MoviePass CEO now says app never tracked user location

03/12/2018, 09:03 pm

MoviePass CEO Mitch Lowe appears to be backpedaling on recent comments that suggested the movie-a-day app continuously tracks users' locations after they visit a theater, saying in a new interview that he was mistaken in what data his company gleans from customers.

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'GrayKey' iPhone unlock in use by Indiana police, documents reveal

03/09/2018, 03:03 pm

A recently exposed forensic tool called "GrayKey" -- sold as being able to hack into iOS 11 devices like the iPhone 8 and iPhone X -- is being used by at least one regional police force in the U.S.

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MoviePass removes 'unused' location capability in update

03/07/2018, 11:03 pm

After MoviePass CEO Mitch Lowe raised the hackles of privacy advocates by implying the movie deals service tracks user locations, the company on Wednesday issued an update for its eponymous app that removes a supposedly unused "location capability" feature.

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Grayshift becomes second service to promise forensic unlocks for Apple's iPhone 8 & X

03/05/2018, 03:03 pm

Adding to the evidence that Apple's latest iPhones are no longer safe from hackers -- legal or otherwise -- a second company has come forward selling its ability to break in.

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Apple makes Chinese transfer of iCloud data official, raising privacy concerns

02/28/2018, 09:02 am

As planned, Apple on Wednesday transferred control of its Chinese iCloud data to a local firm, Guizhou-Cloud Big Data. The move is necessary to comply with local laws, but has drawn criticism for exposing customers to the authoritarian Chinese government.

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Microsoft's international data privacy fight moves to U.S. Supreme Court

02/26/2018, 11:02 am

The Surpreme Court will on Tuesday hear arguments in a long-running case between the U.S. government and Microsoft, following the latter's 2013 refusal to turn over data stored on an Irish server, demanded as part of a drug trafficking investigation.

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Proposed EU law could require companies like Apple to share data from foreign servers

02/26/2018, 10:02 am

The European Union is reportedly working on legislation that would require companies to provide customers' personal data for law enforcement even if it's being kept on servers outside of the region.

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Heads of US law & spy agencies say phones by Apple rival Huawei pose inherent national security risk

02/14/2018, 11:02 am

The heads of several U.S. law and spy agencies claim that smartphone buyers should avoid buying products from China's Huawei, since the company poses a risk of data theft and surveillance of users, but also are a danger to national security as well.

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