Apple unveiled a new slate of privacy features in WWDC, which is to debut with iOS 15 this fall. The upcoming operating system will include a "privacy report" that informs users about which applications collect their personal data. The report will tell users when an app accessed their iPhone’s photo album, microphone or contact lists. Apple also announced its Mail app will offer more privacy protections and revealed a new service to hide online traffic from internet providers.
The top 3 apps that collected most data was from Facebook, and all of them accessed all 32 types of data. Even with same category of apps, there was a significant difference in how much each apps collected data.
CBS News reports on claims of wrongful arrests stemming from the use of facial recognition technology. The report shared the stories of two men who had charges dismissed after they were wrongfully identified by facial recognition and said three Black men have now sued for wrongful arrest involving the tech.
WhatsApp for iOS is developing a disappearing mode to focus on privacy. When the user enables the Disappearing Mode, new chats will begin with disappearing messages on. When this feature is available, you’ll need to go to WhatsApp Settings, Privacy, and then toggle on the Disappearing Mode function.
In 2019, Facebook has announced they will be implementing E2EE on their services. However, today, they have announced this will be after 2022.