Bloomberg had a stunningly important — and apparently stunningly wrong — news story about an alleged iCloud spy chip and it's still hoping we'll forget about it. The company has a responsibility to either prove or retract it, and it's a responsibility the publication is still avoiding, now eight months after publication.
Credit reporting agency Equifax has reached a deal to pay upwards of $700 million to state and federal regulators to settle probes related to a data breach that exposed personal information of over 140 million people.
Progress is being made in the field of facial recognition by the use of multiple photograph databases consisting of subjects who were not aware of their misuse, a report claims, but while many companies and researchers are collecting and sharing the images and resulting data, Apple is not one of the sources.
This week on the AppleInsider Podcast, William and Victor talk about the changes in the MacBook line, Victor explains what happens when you try and defeat Safari security, and William likes the TV App finally.
Following the disclosure — and wide media coverage — of a zero-day flaw in video conferencing service Zoom's Mac client that enables easy access to a user's camera feed, the company on Tuesday reversed course and said it plans to issue a fix for the vulnerability.
Apple on Tuesday published its transparency report for the six-month period ending in December 2018, revealing for the first time government requests to remove apps from the App Store and redacted national security letters dating back to 2016.
The OpenID Foundation this week issued an open letter to Apple's Software Engineering chief, Craig Federighi, arguing that the upcoming "Sign in with Apple" standard bears a lot of similarity to OpenID Connect — but not enough for privacy, security, and development purposes.
The Trump administration are looking into the possibility of banning encryption techniques that cannot be broken by law enforcement, a proposal that would weaken encryption as a whole for users and businesses, and could make messaging clients like Apple's iMessage stop using end-to-end encryption.
Apple's security engineering chief Ivan Krstic will be making a reappearance at the Black Hat security conference in August, discussing the technologies protecting iOS 13 and macOS Catalina as well as how the Find My feature is kept secure.
A Chinese government-backed group called APT 10 could be behind an unprecedented hack that granted high level access to at least ten global telecommunications carriers, permissions that were subsequently used to track specific spies, law enforcement, military personnel and dissidents linked to China.
Facebook vice president of global affairs has attacked Apple in the ongoing feud between the two tech titans over user data privacy, accusing the iPhone maker of being elitist while defending the social networking site's advertising-based model as a way to make it available to everyone.
Apple CEO Tim Cook took an unusually dark tone in part of a Stanford University commencement speech on Sunday, highlighting the "chaos" caused by Silicon Valley, and the threat of corporate and government surveillance.