Browsers on iOS, iPadOS and Mac leak your browsing activity and personal identifiers

Credit to Author: Pieter Arntz| Date: Wed, 19 Jan 2022 15:15:35 +0000

Safari 15 on macOS and all browsers on iOS and iPadOS can leak browsing information and personal information through flaw in the way the browsers use the IndexedDB API.

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UK government ignites debate over privacy vs. safety

Credit to Author: Jonny Evans| Date: Mon, 17 Jan 2022 09:28:00 -0800

Most technologists understand that end-to-end encryption in messaging keeps people safe and empowers commerce. But the UK government is launching a publicity blitz to have that layer of protection removed.

The decision will affect every nation the UK does business with, including those that still value the right to privacy and free speech.

Privacy versus safety

Rolling Stone reports the UK has developed an emotive ad campaign around child safety to build support for its argument. Of course, this campaign comes nowhere near addressing the threat to free speech, commerce, or privacy in such a move. Naturally, the reaction across most of the tech industry has been a series of shared oaths as people who know about this stuff ask: “Do we have to explain this again?”

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Cellular networks revolt against Apple privacy moves

Credit to Author: Jonny Evans| Date: Wed, 12 Jan 2022 09:43:00 -0800

Every time Apple attempts to inject a little more privacy into the digital world, it faces pushback – but the evidence suggests opponents would be better off going along for the ride.

A bigger business with more privacy

Take Do Not Track for ads and the move to quash IDFA tracking in iOS 14. When Apple first announced its plan, critics across the ad industry complained it would damage their business.

Apple counter-argued that it would simply inspire advertisers to think more creatively about how to reach customers — while also providing more privacy to those customers.  

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Microsoft Defender for Endpoint brings remote deployment to iOS

Credit to Author: Jonny Evans| Date: Thu, 06 Jan 2022 07:45:00 -0800

With the latest Microsoft Defender for Endpoint (MDE) preview for iOS, Microsoft has taken another step that should make life easier for IT administrators who need to secure remote iOS devices at the endpoint.

Endpoint protection without the user friction

The MDE preview includes a new capability to install Defender for Endpoint remotely and automatically on any devices enrolled in the service. The company first announced its intention to deliver the feature last month.

In practice, this seems relatively friction-free.

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How Apple's iCloud Private Relay supports enterprise VPN

Credit to Author: Jonny Evans| Date: Thu, 23 Dec 2021 05:22:00 -0800

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Privacy-centric DuckDuckGo to release Mac desktop browser

Credit to Author: Lucas Mearian| Date: Thu, 23 Dec 2021 04:11:00 -0800

Popular, privacy-centered search engine DuckDuckGo plans to launch a desktop browser for macOS laptops and desktops.

The browser is designed from the ground up to maintain privacy; that means it will not collect information about users and will not install cookies or tracking codes on devices. The company also claims it can block “hidden trackers” before they load.

DuckDuckGo’s search engine is already available as a download for mobile devices. In 2019, DuckDuckGo added Apple Maps support and has since added other improvements to how it works on Apple devices.  

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