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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 June 15

CEO Tim Cook has highlighted Apple’s new privacy features to European users, with a new video on the Apple UK YouTube channel (embedded below).

Cook tops and tails a six-minute video, which mostly comprises privacy-related clips from WWDC

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Privacy Stories June 10

The US Department of Justice has been investigating a major leak of classified data that occurred in the early days of the Trump administration in 2017. However, it has now been revealed that the DOJ has subpoenaed Apple for data related to this leaked information, which has obviously raised new concerns about privacy.

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Privacy Stories June 9

One of the new privacy features included in iCloud+ is what Apple calls Mail Privacy Protection. While that’s designed to protect Apple Mail users from overly intrusive marketeers, some are worried that it could badly hurt small publishers of email newsletters.

That’s because it will deny them access to a key metric used to sell the advertising that makes many such newsletters viable …

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Privacy Stories June 4

TikTok privacy policy now says app will collect ‘faceprints and voiceprints’

An update to the TikTok privacy policy says that the app will now collect more personal data from US users, including “faceprints and voiceprints” …

Privacy Stories June 3

Police requests for Ring video surveillance footage will now have to be public

Police and other law enforcement agencies requesting Ring video surveillance footage to help solve crimes will now need to make those requests in public. Previously, they had the ability to email Ring users to request copies of video that might show crimes in progress, or otherwise help to bring criminals to justice …

Privacy Stories June 2

PSA: Chinese UC Browser on iOS harvests your data even in incognito mode

Okay, it’s a rather obvious PSA not to install a Chinese web browser on your iPhone, but Alibaba’s UC Browser is actually the fourth most popular browser in the world by user numbers, and the eighth most downloaded mobile app in the last decade …

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