Beijing’s Justice Bureau says that Wangshendongjian Technology has provided it with the capability to capture mobile phone numbers and email addresses associated with the sending device. AirDrop sharing encryption has been in question for some time.
Senator Ron Wyden says both Apple and Google are complying with foreign government requests for data from push notifications which can facilitate government surveillance by disclosing apps that the user has installed, the Google or Apple account they use with the phone, and potentially even the text displayed in the notification (if it is not encrypted).
Citizen Lab reports that the new Pegasus spyware zero-click zero-day impacts the most recent version of iOS (16.6) and likely prior versions dating back to the iPhone 8. As with the prior Pegasus attack vector, victims only need to receive a iMessage to be compromised; they do not need to open the message or interact with it.
Apple developers that want to use certain APIs will have to submit an explanation of why they are necessary for program function, as part of a new effort to combat user fingerprinting.
In opposition to the proposed UK Online Safety Bill, Apple has issued a statement referring to encrypted messaging as being critical to privacy and online safety.
Cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Lab has discovered an iOS malware variant spreading via an iPhone zero-click exploit in iMessage. Russia has accused the NSA of targeting the country’s diplomatic missions and Apple of providing backdoors.
Fortune 500 companies continue to demonstrate extreme wariness of AI chatbots and similar AI tools in the workplace, as Apple has banned employees from using ChatGPT on work devices.
App developers have in the past criticized Apple for not applying its series of new privacy rules to itself in an even manner. The company now faces an antitrust probe in Italy saying that the system was unfair to third party developers.
privacy lawsuit claims to have tested what Apple apps "phone home" with and found that it seemingly makes no difference what the user chooses in terms of analytics data permissions.
CNIL has hit Apple's App Store with a fine of €8 million over its ad personalization practices, taking it to task for not properly collecting consent and making the process of opting out too indirect.