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Apple Blocks Apps From Circumventing Customers’ Anti-Tracking Settings

Apple has reportedly caught some app vendors trying to circumvent customers’ anti-tracking settings via a tracking system called CAID. Apple blocked updates that implemented CAID. CAID is an system that allows participating app vendors to track users’ activity across apps, even if they declined permission to be tracked on their iPhones. It was introduced by…

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Apps That Will Make Your Web Experience Safer And More Private

For many people (especially people who are just learning how to use the Internet), the Internet may feel like an unsafe minefield that exploits people for their personal information. It kind of is. After spending years on the Internet and researching it thoroughly, you will eventually become accustomed to the threats and avoid them more…

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iOS Should Have A Permissions Screen

Apple has been leading the pack on user privacy for smartphones and tablets for years, and App Tracking Transparency (ATT) in iOS 14.5 is one of the most prominent examples of that so far. Despite offering a significantly higher security and privacy standard than Android, iOS users would still benefit from having a permissions screen.…

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Clubhouse Is Rolling Out Its Android Version

The popular drop-in audio chat app Clubhouse is launching an Android version after offering it on iOS only for over a year. Clubhouse caught on among celebrities and influencers during its invite-only phase due to its charming simplicity and other qualities. The platform is now threatened by Facebook and Twitter, whom have launched similar products.…

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Epic Games Takes On Apple’s App Store Dominance

Epic Games — a large video game vendor is taking on Apple — one of the largest smartphone vendors in court regarding Apple’s decision to suspend Fortnite from the app store. Epic Games allegedly violated Apple’s app store policy by creating a payment option that bypasses Apple’s payment system. Apple collects a percentage of apps’…

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Apple Will Ban Apps That Force Users To Enable Tracking

Apple has released iOS 14.5, and one of its most significant features is App Tracking Transparency (ATT). ATT requires app vendors to ask users for permission before tracking their activity across multiple apps. This mirrors efforts in many countries to pass laws requiring consent for data collection. However, such laws have been circumvented by telling…