Apple Touts Privacy Features of New Operating Systems

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  1. ronjor

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    By AFP on June 04, 2018
     
  2. Beyonder

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    One can only dream that Microsoft will add something like this in the next Windows 10 update.
     
  3. ronjor

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    Apple jams Facebook's web-tracking tools

     
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    Apple Understands Something About Privacy That Facebook Doesn't
    https://www.forbes.com/sites/paular...-something-about-privacy-that-facebook-doesnt
     
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    Looking forward to the release of macOS Mojave. :thumb: :D
     
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    Apple and privacy
    Closed source and privacy

    hum... no, doesn't rhyme.
     
  7. mirimir

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    Yes, Apple may be less open-source overall than Microsoft, at this point.

    But their business model -- selling closed hardware and providing mostly free software -- doesn't depend much on collecting data about their customers. So they can take a pro-privacy stance in the US, differentiating themselves from Google, Facebook, and (now, more and more) Microsoft.

    However, they're not idealistic friends of privacy, by any means. Contrast them and Google vs China, for example.
     
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    Social Media Privacy Dominates Apple iOS 12, macOS Launches
    https://threatpost.com/social-media-privacy-dominates-apple-ios-12-macos-launches
     
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    Apple strikes blow to Facebook as it clamps down on data harvesting
    Rules appear to target services like Onavo Protect, which claims to protect user data even as it feeds information to Facebook
    June 14, 2018

    https://www.theguardian.com/technol...ebook-privacy-data-harvesting-onavo-app-store
     
  10. mirimir

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    Damn, they're **** measuring in our smartphones :eek:

    But at least, one of them is more or less on our side :)
     
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    Apple removed Facebook’s Onavo from the App Store for gathering app data
    August 22, 2018
    https://techcrunch.com/2018/08/22/apple-facebook-onavo/
     
  12. Reality

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    Yes, that and worse.
     
  13. EASTER

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    Never was an Apple anything, but they keep steering course in this sort of direction..............well one never knows.

    Folks are finally sick and just simply fed up with all the noses in their business which is been so easy.
     
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    lol at thinking a close-sourced software/OS is going to keep your data and information private and anonymous from the government/TPTB.
     
  15. mirimir

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    You can't trust anyone, yes. But Apple does seem to be better at it than Microsoft or Google.
     
  16. DesuMaiden

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    True...maybe that is why Steven Jobs coincidentally died of cancer? Lol? Assaination by tptb for trying to circumvent their evil plans for world domination by providing the masses with more "privacy" on their electronic devices through his Apple devices, Lol? In case if you were wondering, I was being sarcastic/ joking.
     
  17. mirimir

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    Hey, lots of people die from cancer.
     
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    How Apple's Safari Browser Will Try to Thwart Data Tracking
    https://www.securityweek.com/how-apples-safari-browser-will-try-thwart-data-tracking
     
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    Facebook to Circumvent Cross-Site Tracking Block with New First-Party Cookie
    https://news.softpedia.com/news/fac...lock-with-new-first-party-cookie-523089.shtml
     
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    Apple Blasts Facebook Over Data-Sucking ‘Research’ App
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    Google Pulls Data-Chugging App From iOS Devices
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    Apple, Facebook spat is over, for now—iOS certificate access restored
    https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy...over-for-now-ios-certificate-access-restored/
     
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    Apple restores Google’s own internal iPhone apps after privacy brouhaha
    https://arstechnica.com/information...s-apple-restores-googles-ios-app-certificate/
     
  24. mirimir

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    OK, so Apple wanted to nuke Facebook's and Google's apps that violated their ToS (and users' privacy). Those apps had relied on misusing their enterprise keys to evade Apple app review. So the only way to nuke them was by revoking their enterprise keys. So now they have new enterprise keys, and can reissue their internal apps. But the bad apps are still dead.
     
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