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'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."
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.
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 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.