Apple and Google are developing a unified contact tracing app for coronavirus, however much work is needed from the two tech giants to address consumer privacy and coverage concerns.
Some of Apple’s new privacy rules have gone active ahead of iOS 14.5, and the most recent looks to make device fingerprinting a thing of the past on the App Store.
Apple CEO Tim Cook has emerged as one of the strongest voices in the battle over consumer data privacy, and this time calling for a data broker clearinghouse to be created by the FTC.
Apple certified the most prevalent macOS malware through its notarization process. Despite a quick response, the malware succeeded in bypassing Apple's security controls for a second time.
Apple is expanding its advertising business even as it puts unprecedented restrictions on publishers with the rollout of its App Tracking Transparency.
Currently slated for a September release, iOS 15 will implement enhanced privacy controls for Siri's speech recognition and email privacy as well as a new "privacy report" feature.
Following a recent antitrust complaint in France, Apple's new App Tracking Transparency framework is facing a similar challenge in Germany from a coalition of industry associations.
Apple is feeling pressure to reaffirm its privacy stance due to two recent news stories: its cooperation with subpoenas from the Trump administration that saw phone data handed over, and a case in which iPhone repair techs stole compromising photos.
New human rights policy that Apple has recently adopted attempts to address longstanding criticisms of the conditions under which its devices are manufactured and how it deals with government repression.