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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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iOS 12.5.4 Security Update Released For iPhones 7+ Years Old

Apple is rolling out the iOS 12.5.4 update for older iPhones, iPads, and iPods including but not limited to the iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, 6th generation iPod Touch among others. It is a security update that addresses memory corruption and arbitrary code execution (ACE) vulnerabilities. It addresses the following vulnerabilities: CVE-2021-30737 The update addresses WebKit…

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Siri Will Start Working Offline (When Feasible) In iOS 15

Apple has been transitioning towards privacy for years, and they have been making strides. However, Siri has been transmitting recordings to Apple’s servers for processing. It is clear that iPhones have the required hardware to handle speech recognition offline instead of using a remote server to do it, and now Apple is rolling out that…

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iOS 14.6 Has Been Released, Implementing Support For Lossless Apple Music

Apple has released iOS 14.6, an update that enables iPhones to use the new lossless version of Apple Music among other benefits. Apple Card Family: iOS 14.6 enables Apple Card Family users to track and manage expenditure with optional limits and other controls via a convenient app. This is definitely welcome at a time when…

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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.…

Apple Releases Update For ACE Vulnerability In WebKit

Apple has released iOS 14.5.1, which provides a memory corruption bug fix and patches an arbitrary code execution (ACE) vulnerability in WebKit — a web browser engine. Arbitrary code execution refers to an attacker executing code that they should not be able to execute. A malicious website could theoretically execute harmful code on your iPhone,…

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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…