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March 14, 2019
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‘Privacy. That’s iPhone’ ad campaign launches, highlights Apple’s stance on user protection

The new Apple "Privacy. That’s iPhone" ad campaign has debuted, highlighting the company’s stance on user privacy and protections. AppleInsider – Frontpage News Incoming search terms:privacy thats iphone campaign ad

February 7, 2019
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Comments Off on Popular iOS apps use Glassbox SDK to record user screens without permission

Popular iOS apps use Glassbox SDK to record user screens without permission

A number of popular iOS apps paying data analytics services for so-called "session replay" technology have the ability to record and play back user interactions, often without asking permission, according to a new report. AppleInsider – Frontpage News

January 20, 2019
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FTC reportedly planning ‘record-setting’ fine against Facebook for mishandling user data

Following a report last weekend that Germany was planning to punish Facebook, a report from The Washington Post now says the Federal Trade Commission in the U.S. is planning “record-setting” fines against the social media giant. The report cites three … Continue reading

January 10, 2019
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T-Mobile and Sprint promise to stop selling user location data to third-parties, for real this time

After Motherboard published details about a concerning investigation into how US wireless carriers are selling user location data to third-parties, T-Mobile and Sprint have made some fresh promises. They say they will end the practice of selling users’ data to … Continue reading

December 20, 2018
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Comments Off on Facebook tries to explain why Netflix & Spotify were given access to user messages

Facebook tries to explain why Netflix & Spotify were given access to user messages

Yesterday evening, a report offered details on Facebook’s data sharing relationships with over 150 different companies. One of the more jarring allegations related access to messages data. Facebook, however, disputes the details and says it did not disclose people’s private … Continue reading

November 27, 2018
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Future version of Animoji might add voice, sound effects based on user expressions

Apple’s Animoji may provide more ways to interact with the face-tracking animated characters, by playing appropriate sound effects for each avatar triggered when users either make specific expressions or say certain words during a recording session. AppleInsider – Frontpage News

October 24, 2018
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Comments Off on Every iPhone user is tied to Saudi business interests, like it or not

Every iPhone user is tied to Saudi business interests, like it or not

Over the course of the last decade, Apple has become more and more intertwined with Saudi Arabia, and four months after its crown prince visited Apple Park, the regime appears to have carried out the murder of an American journalist. … Continue reading

July 12, 2018
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Comments Off on Timehop says more user data was comprised in data breach than initially thought

Timehop says more user data was comprised in data breach than initially thought

Timehop today is providing additional information on the data breach it first revealed yesterday. According to TechCrunch, Timehop has discovered that the breach included more user data than it initially thought… more… 9to5Mac

July 3, 2018
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Google’s Gmail, other services let third parties read user emails, report says

Just over a year after promising to no longer scan user emails in Gmail for personalized ads, Google is allowing outside developers to do just that, a new report says. AppleInsider – Frontpage News

March 13, 2018
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MoviePass CEO now says app never tracked user location

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 … Continue reading

January 10, 2018
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macOS High Sierra App Store settings menu not effectively secured by user password

The macOS High Sierra 10.13.2 App Store settings can be unlocked with any password entered by an administrator account — but Apple appears to have already implemented a fix in the beta releases currently in testing. AppleInsider – Frontpage News

December 2, 2017
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Comments Off on Apple software sees disastrous, embarrassing week with iOS springboard crash, macOS root user security flaw

Apple software sees disastrous, embarrassing week with iOS springboard crash, macOS root user security flaw

Apple, a company that prides itself on customer experience, just had one of its worst customer-facing weeks in history, with a major security flaw on macOS High Sierra and a bug in iOS that rendered some iPhones essentially unusable. It … Continue reading

August 18, 2017
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‘SOS’ feature in iOS 11 protects user data by forcing passcode entry, disabling Touch ID

Apple’s "SOS" feature in iOS 11 automatically disables Touch ID with a few quick presses of a device’s power button, a new function designed to greatly enhance user privacy in times of distress. AppleInsider – Frontpage News

January 27, 2017
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Comment: Going from a skeptic to an every day user with Apple Watch Series 2

Following the release of the Apple Watch Series 2, I wrote about my initial first impressions of the device. Essentially, I explained that the first-generation Apple Watch had never truly won me over. I often went through phases where I … Continue reading