Apple privacy

Apple Says New AirTag Privacy Warnings are Coming and More

Apple on Thursday announced new privacy warnings for the AirTags, among other features designed to help prevent the coin-sized tracking devices and Apple's Find My network from being used to track individuals without their consent. "AirTag was designed to help people locate their personal belongings, not to track people or another person’s property, and we...

Apple Facing Investigation in Poland Over New Rules on Privacy

Polish antimonopoly watchdog UOKiK has launched a probe into Apple's updated privacy policy and rules on personal data processing for iOS devices, Reuters is reporting. The regulator said it will investigate whether Apple's new rules violate the competition law, noting that the company's new privacy policy has significantly reduced the ability of third-party apps to obtain...

Apple Needs to Drop CSAM Detection Plans Entirely, Says Digital Rights Group

On Friday, Apple announced it would delay its new child safety and Child Sexual Abuse Material (CSAM) detection features, taking "additional time over the coming months to collect input and make improvements." International digital rights group Electronic Frontier Foundation, in response to the announcement, said that delaying what basically amounts to a backdoor in Apple's...

Tim Cook Spotlights Apple’s Privacy Policies at WWDC 2021 [VIDEO]

During its WWDC 2021 event, Apple has announced number of new privacy features across iOS 15, iPadOS 15, macOS Monterey, watchOS 8 and iCloud. Apple says its new features are designed to help users across Europe and around the world better control and manage access to their data.  While some companies comply with GDPR only...

Apple Brings New Privacy Protections in iOS / iPadOS 15, macOS Monterey, watchOS 8

Apple today previewed powerful new privacy protections in iOS 15, iPadOS 15, macOS Monterey, and watchOS 8, which help users better control and manage access to their data. “Privacy has been central to our work at Apple from the very beginning,” said Craig Federighi, Apple’s senior vice president of Software Engineering. “Every year, we push ourselves to develop new...

French Antitrust Watchdog Sides with Apple Over Upcoming Privacy Feature [Update]

According to a report by Reuters, France’s antitrust watchdog has rejected advertisers’ requests to suspend Apple’s upcoming App Tracking Transparency feature. However, the iPhone maker it still facing a probe into whether it unfairly favours its own products. The upcoming privacy feature from Apple allows users to block advertisers from tracking them across different applications. The...