13 privacy improvements Apple announced at WWDC

Credit to Author: Jonny Evans| Date: Thu, 02 Jul 2020 07:29:00 -0700

Apple continues to focus on the challenge of providing technology-driven convenience while protecting customer privacy in its upcoming operating system releases. Here are all the privacy-related improvements to expect in iOS 14, macOS 11 and iPad.

Why privacy matters

Fundamentally, the challenge with mobile technologies is the sheer quantity of personal data that can be collected and used against people.

A smartphone, for example, knows when it is picked up, how often, how high, who by, who it is in contact with, which websites you visit and much, much more.

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WWDC: Apple brings Face ID and Touch ID authentication to Safari

Credit to Author: Jonny Evans| Date: Fri, 26 Jun 2020 06:49:00 -0700

It will soon be possible for enterprise workers, partners and customers to casually access web-based sites and services using biometric ID, with Apple set to enable Face ID and Touch ID authentication in Safari, the company said at WWDC 2020.

Time to toughen up

This move is important because the scourge of online crime is not abating, and traditional passcode-based protection has proved itself insufficient. As we move into a world of quantum computing, breaking password-protection will only get easier, which is why biometric protection adds another layer of access control. We need to toughen up every level of security.

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WWDC: Apple brings Face & Touch ID authentication to Safari

Credit to Author: Jonny Evans| Date: Fri, 26 Jun 2020 06:49:00 -0700

It will soon be possible for enterprise workers, partners and customers to casually access web-based sites and services using biometric ID, with Apple set to enable Face ID and Touch ID authentication in Safari, the company told WWDC 2020.

Toughen up, just toughen up

This is important because the scourge of online crime is not abating, and traditional passcode-based protection has proved itself insufficient.

As we move into a world of quantum computing, breaking password-protection will only get easier, which is why biometric protection adds another layer of access control. We need to toughen up every level of security.

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10 Signal tips for iPhone, Mac and iPad users

Credit to Author: Jonny Evans| Date: Thu, 11 Jun 2020 09:59:00 -0700

Enterprises, government officials or individuals – anyone who seriously wants to secure their communications – uses the cross-platform Signal service. Here are a dozen tips to help you get more from using this on your iPhone.

Secure by design

Signal is built to be secure, so much so that the European Commission this year instructed staff to begin using the encrypted messaging app for public instant messaging. Encrypted emails and highly secure document exchange systems are also used.

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10 Signal tips for iPhone, Mac, iPad users

Credit to Author: Jonny Evans| Date: Thu, 11 Jun 2020 09:59:00 -0700

Enterprise, government or individuals, anyone who seriously wants to secure their communications uses the cross-platform Signal service. Here are a dozen tips to help you get more from using this on your iPhone.

Secure by design

Signal is built to be secure. So much so in fact that the European Commission this year instructed staff to begin using the encrypted Signal messaging app for public instant messaging. Encrypted emails and highly secure document exchange systems are also used.

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Apple rejects flawed claims about its contact tracing tech

Credit to Author: Jonny Evans| Date: Wed, 27 May 2020 06:31:00 -0700

Even as we consider revelations Facebook shelved internal research suggesting its algorithms generate divisiveness, Apple has been forced to reject damaging claims against its contact tracing tech currently spreading on Facebook.

Exposure Notification is not spying on you

Numerous hysterical myths concerning the Apple/Google contact tracing technology are being circulated on Facebook. A series of posts claim the Exposure Notification feature inside iOS 13.5 will allow authorities to track people’s locations and monitor who they meet – which is precisely what it tries not to do.

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Amid the pandemic, using trust to fight shadow IT

Credit to Author: Ryan Faas| Date: Wed, 20 May 2020 03:00:00 -0700

Shadow IT, where workers sometimes go rogue in their efforts to solve business problems, can create challenges – and opportunities – for companies in the best of times. With the COVID-19 pandemic still unfolding, these are not the best of times. With most employees and executives still working from home, the big issue for administrators and IT pros still centers on how to make things work in today’s trying circumstances.

Every major platform has controls IT can use, some of them as blunt as a hammer and others that offer surgical precision. At either end of that spectrum lie two common questions: How restrictive does IT need to be and is there a way to fully communicate areas of risk while making business more secure.

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