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February 2012 - January 2019


Privacy is a growing concern in today’s world. Follow along with all our coverage related to privacy, security, what Apple and other companies are doing to keep your information safe, and what steps you can take to keep your information private.

Privacy Stories Yesterday

It was last week claimed that Apple was one of a number of tech giants which was failing to fully comply with Europe’s privacy law, GDPR. Other companies may be deliberately defying GDPR, it is argued today.

A new piece suggests two reasons for companies not complying with one of the General Data Protection Regulation’s key requirements …

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Privacy Stories January 18

A complaint has been made to a European privacy watchdog that Apple does not fully comply with its GDPR obligations.

The General Data Protection Regulation requires companies to supply, on request, a copy of all the data they hold on you. Having tested this with ten users, an Austrian non-profit organization said that Apple failed to supply a complete set of data …

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Privacy Stories January 17

Earlier this morning, Tim Cook penned an op-ed in TIME Magazine to call for comprehensive federal privacy reform. Now, Acxiom, one of the largest data brokers, has come out in support of Cook’s call for GDPR-like regulation in the United States.

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Privacy Stories January 15

DuckDuckGo switches to privacy-focused Apple Maps to ‘set a new standard of trust online’

DuckDuckGo, the popular search engine alternative to Google has announced today that its address and map searches on mobile and desktop are now powered by Apple’s MapKit JS framework. DuckDuckGo is one of the first companies to rely on MapKit for its data and touts the privacy that the move brings to its users.

Privacy Stories January 10

T-Mobile and Sprint promise to stop selling user location data to third-parties, for real this time

Update: AT&T now says it will also stop selling user location to aggregation services, according to CNET.

After Motherboard published details about a concerning investigation into how US wireless carriers are selling user location data to third-parties, T-Mobile and Sprint have made some fresh promises. They say they will end the practice of selling users’ data to third-party aggregators that often have little to no oversight.

Privacy Stories January 9

Apple taps ex-Facebook employee turned critic for privacy product manager role

Former Facebook privacy and policy employee Sandy Parakilas has been hired by Apple, according to a report by The Financial Times. Parakilas left Facebook six years ago following less than a year and a half with the company after his user privacy concerns fell on deaf ears internally.

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