How long until Apple boots apps from its stores for privacy issues?

Credit to Author: Jonny Evans| Date: Wed, 28 Apr 2021 09:13:00 -0700

Apple will inevitably begin enforcing the privacy requirements it has put in place across its ecosystem, meaning developers who attempt to avoid or dissemble their way around these protections should expect action, including removal from the App Store.

What Apple is doing

Everyone recognizes how seriously Apple takes privacy. Statement by statement and all through iterative software and product releases, the company is making it crystal clear that it believes privacy is essential to achieve the potential of digital transformation.

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2 big questions to ask about Google and privacy

Credit to Author: JR Raphael| Date: Thu, 15 Apr 2021 04:00:00 -0700

I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but it’s become a teensy bit trendy to trash Google and its position on privacy these days.

This wiggly ol’ web of ours has always spent a fair amount of energy focusing on how Google uses personal data, of course — and that’s a good thing. We absolutely should be aware of how companies do and don’t tap into our information.

Lately, though, the conversation has turned especially heated, with a growing chorus of virtual voices suggesting it’s time to ditch this-or-that Google service because of how it handles privacy and (insert spooky horror music and/or Sting ballad here) watches every move you make.

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Apple switches off the ‘open web’ by making it better

Credit to Author: Jonny Evans| Date: Fri, 02 Apr 2021 09:33:00 -0700

Apple has begun rejecting apps that ignore its new App Tracking Transparency policy as it moves ahead toward the launch of iOS 14.5.  

So, what’s happening?

Reports indicate Apple has started rejecting apps that ignore this new policy, which extends to iPhones, iPads, and tvOS. The policy requires that apps seek express permission to access the advertising identifier (IDFA) of a person’s iPhone in order to track them for ad targeting purposes. The policy also forbids developers from using other methods to track users.

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WFH security lessons from the pandemic

Credit to Author: Bob Violino| Date: Mon, 08 Mar 2021 03:00:00 -0800

A year ago, IT and cybersecurity teams faced a number of challenges — constantly emerging threats, data privacy regulations, and a significant and widening skills gap, to name a few. Then things really got difficult.

The COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on business processes changed the security dynamic in a big way, making matters even more complex. Shifts to cloud services were accelerated. E-commerce efforts were launched or expanded. COVID-related cyberattacks became common.

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Becoming resilient by understanding cybersecurity risks: Part 3—a security pro’s perspective

Credit to Author: Lauren Goodwin| Date: Wed, 24 Feb 2021 17:00:04 +0000

Get insights on how to work with business leaders to manage risk and defend against sophisticated cyber threats.

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Would real identities make social media safer?

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Wed, 03 Feb 2021 19:22:10 +0000

Questions of anonymity on social media are a talking point again. Making everyone use their real identities sounds good, but would it actually make things better?

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Schneider Electric Celebrates Data Privacy Day!

Credit to Author: Pascale Gelly| Date: Wed, 27 Jan 2021 19:00:27 +0000

At Schneider Electric we promote a privacy culture across our organizations and geographies and support the fundamental rights to data privacy and protection as well as comply with related laws… Read more »

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Why Data Privacy Day matters

Credit to Author: David Ruiz| Date: Thu, 28 Jan 2021 08:01:00 +0000

For Data Privacy Day this year, Malwarebytes explains why data privacy matters for everyone, because privacy is core to a safer Internet.

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