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.
Anonymous inside sources revealed that an attack campaign conducted in the middle of 2021 netted sensitive user data from Apple and Meta, with the hackers posing as legitimate law enforcement agencies.
Apple Privacy Chief: “Regrets” Creating IDFA, Did Not Intend for Some Ad Tracking Uses to be Implemented
The IDFA was created as something of a compromise to make ad tracking possible while protecting user privacy, but designer Erik Neuenschwander eventually came to openly regret having ever created the system.
Google Plans New Privacy Changes for Ad Tracking: “Privacy Sandbox” Being Expanded to Android, Positioning as Less “Blunt” Alternative to Apple
Google recently announced that its Privacy Sandbox initiative is now also being rolled out for Android, in a move comparable to the ad tracking privacy changes made by Apple in 2021.
Apple has introduced their Business Essentials offering which brings together device management, 24/7 support and cloud storage. But the move is garnering mixed responses within the community, with stakeholders involved expressing optimism and legitimate concern.
A lawsuit that follows on from the Epic Games vs Apple judgment of late 2021 has now been joined by the DOJ and 35 states, as Apple's app market policies are increasingly tested against antitrust laws.
The tech giants are claiming that the antitrust bills would harm consumer security and privacy, by "breaking" services such as Gmail and search bars.
Mobile Operators Irked by iCloud Private Relay Feature, Pitch to Regulators Casts It as “Threat to Data Sovereignty”
The new iCloud private relay feature is unpopular with mobile operators and some of the industry's biggest names are petitioning European regulators to see it as a threat to national digital sovereignty.
Apple App Tracking Transparency Framework Faces Antitrust Investigation in Poland; Regulator Examining Connection to Apple Search Ads
Polish antitrust investigation is interested in Apple's plans for its own limited targeted advertising product, but apparently will also be examining the real world effectiveness of the App Tracking Transparency framework.