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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.

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This week we learned that the iPhone 11 Pro still tracks location data even when users have turned the features off. Apple gave a limited response saying that “We do not see any actual security implications,” and that it was working as intended. However, now Apple has followed up with more details about why the iPhone 11 Pro is doing this and that it will include a toggle in an iOS update to stop location tracking totally.

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Privacy Stories December 4

Video sharing app TikTok, in the top five non-gaming iPhone apps thanks to its popularity with US teenagers, has been accused of violating child protection laws, potentially putting them at risk from predators.

Additionally, it is claimed in a new lawsuit that the app sends personal data to China, despite promising not to…

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A security researcher has found that the iPhone 11 Pro still intermittently collects location data even when the user has blocked it from doing so.

Apple has seemingly admitted this, telling the researcher that this is ‘expected behavior’ …

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Privacy Stories November 21

Privacy concerns voiced as Uber videos and audio records some rides

Privacy concerns have been raised as it was revealed that Uber videos and audio records passengers on some rides…

Privacy Stories November 13

US judge rules ICE cannot search travelers’ digital devices without good cause

A US judge has ruled that Customs and Border Protection and the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents can no longer search travelers’ digital devices without good reason…

Privacy Stories November 12

Web designer Joshua Maddux has found the iOS Facebook app activating the iPhone camera while scrolling his feed. He found the same issue on five separate devices, with others able to replicate. The same issue does not appear to be present in the Android app.

Maddux posted a video (below) showing the behavior…

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