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.
Rapporteur for France’s Data Protection Agency Eyeing Six Million Euro Fine for Apple Over First-party Privacy Violations
The rapporteur for France's lead data protection agency (CNIL) is recommending a six million euro fine for Apple’s breach of the EU’s ePrivacy directive due to privacy violations. Apple had granted exceptions to the ATT framework for a variety of its own pre-installed apps.
One of the few significant holes in Apple's end user security is set to be addressed, as Cupertino has announced plans to introduce end-to-end encryption to iCloud backups. A feature Apple has delayed due primarily to pressure from US federal law enforcement agencies.
Echoing Facebook’s Late 2020 Media Blitz, Small Businesses Complain of Steep Personal Costs From Apple’s Privacy Changes
The complaints of some small businesses are providing at least some validity to Facebook’s claims that Apple's privacy changes disproportionately hurt small businesses.
Mozilla: Apple “Private Click Management” Not a Net Positive for Consumers, Safari Privacy Can Still Be Compromised by Cross-site Tracking
Mozilla's study finds that iOS and Safari privacy is not enhanced for end users when Private Click Management is enabled, and a small number of users can still be tracked across sites if the advertiser desires.
FCC commissioner is calling for app stores to give TikTok the boot over national security concerns based on a leak of internal audio recordings of TikTok meetings showing engineers in China had backdoor access to the data of all of its users.
Germany has opened an antitrust probe into Apple’s App Tracking Transparency framework. This follows a probe initiated by Poland in late 2021, and the expression of concerns along similar lines by both France and the UK.
While the tech companies seem to be in full support of passwordless authentication, the tech community remains divided on whether it is really "ready for primetime."
Unintended Consequences of Apple’s Privacy Rules: Internal Engineers, App Developers Feel Constrained by Lack of Incoming Information
Proposed new features and app concepts are reportedly being nixed solely because of fears they will violate Apple’s privacy rules. Examples include scrapped plan to allow voice purchases via Siri.