Apple wants privacy laws to protect its users

Credit to Author: Jonny Evans| Date: Wed, 08 Jan 2020 06:54:00 -0800

Your iPhone (like most smartphones) knows when it is picked up, what you do with it, who you call, where you go, who you know – and a bunch more personal information, too.

The snag with your device knowing all this information is that once the data is understood, that information can be shared or even used against you.

Information is power

Jane Horvath, Apple’s senior director for global privacy, appeared at CES 2020 this week to discuss the company’s approach to smartphone security. She stressed the company’s opposition to the creation of software backdoors into devices, and also said:

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Apple’s wants privacy laws to protect its users

Credit to Author: Jonny Evans| Date: Wed, 08 Jan 2020 06:54:00 -0800

Your iPhone (like most smartphones) knows when it is picked up, what you do with it, who you call, where you go, who you know – and a bunch more personal information, too.

Information is power

The snag with your device knowing all this information is that once the data is understood than that information can be shared or even used against you.

Jane Horvath, Apple’s senior director for global privacy, appeared at CES 2012 to discuss the company’s approach to smartphone security.

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The little-known ways mobile device sensors can be exploited by cybercriminals

Credit to Author: Logan Strain| Date: Wed, 11 Dec 2019 17:51:03 +0000

Mobile device sensors offer great utility to users—from taking pictures and commanding voice assistants to determining which direction to flip your screen. However, they harbor little-known vulnerabilities that could be exploited by crafty cybercriminals.

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All about the latest iPhone location privacy scare

Credit to Author: Jonny Evans| Date: Fri, 06 Dec 2019 07:05:00 -0800

That story going round that claims iPhone 11 devices are secretly harvesting your location information even though you’ve told them not to do so? You don’t need to worry about it, and here’s why:

What’s the story?  

The tale begins when a security researcher noticed the devices seemed to be sending out location data even when Location Services were switched off on the iPhone.

He thought this was weird, but Apple reassured him that this was “expected behaviour” – and while the company took a little time to figure out what to say about this, it’s answer is convincing, once you know what it means.

What Apple said

The matter relates to iPhone 11’s U1 chip, which brings in an exciting (yet veteran) technology called Ultra Wideband (UWB).

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Hai uno dei primi iPhone o iPad? Aggiornalo ora o dovrai trasformalo in un fermacarte

Credit to Author: Sophos Italia| Date: Sun, 03 Nov 2019 05:30:59 +0000

E’ possibile evitargli questo destino aggiornando il dispositivo, ma c’è un dettaglio fondamentale: è necessario fare l’upgrade entro le 12:00 UTC del 3 novembre<img src=”http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sophos/dgdY/~4/xM1v2f1ZA2M” height=”1″ width=”1″ alt=””/>

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