The US technology firm recently announced a swathe of innovations aimed at giving consumers more control over their devices and the personal information that's shared online.
Apple is expanding its website on privacy with more explanations about its commitments, though its policies and practices aren't changing. But as our digital privacy becomes an ever-more critical issue in our daily lives, it's still wise to know just how your data is being protected and the steps that are being taken to protect it. But regardless of if you want a deep-dive or just a light overview of the privacy protections your Apple products offer, Apple's new privacy website is definitely something every Apple user should check out given how important our privacy is in today's digital world.
Apple kicks things off by saying: "Privacy is a fundamental human right". It then goes on to describe how several of its apps and tools - such as Photos, Maps, Siri and Safari - respect and protect users' privacy. Rather, this invigorate works superbly of sorting out data Apple has partaken in the past into one spot (counting the security assurances it added to iOS 13 and macOS Catalina). Apple's new pages still lead with a nonexclusive articulation about security, however it's now a lot more obvious what each application does to ensure your protection on an application by-application premise.
"What you share from those experiences and whom you share it with, should be up to you".
"It's not always easy".
Some good examples of the way Apple sets out to keep your data private include full end-to-end encryption on all correspondence that are sent between devices via iMessage and FaceTime. They're much easier to read, letting you skim through a list of individual Apple apps to see what each one does to protect your personal data.
Wallet: Your credit and debit card numbers are hidden, and Apple doesn't keep information that can be tied back to you.