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Germany flips to Apple-Google approach on smartphone contact tracing

“Germany changed course on Sunday over which type of smartphone technology it wanted to use to trace coronavirus infections, backing an approach supported by Apple and Google along with a growing number of other European countries.”

Source : Germany flips to Apple-Google approach on smartphone contact tracing – Reuters

COVID‑19 – Mobility Trends Reports – Apple

Apple-Covid-19-Mobility-Trends

“Mobility Trends Reports Learn about COVID⁠-⁠19 mobility trends in countries/regions and cities. Reports are published daily and reflect requests for directions in Apple Maps. Privacy is one of our core values, so Maps doesn’t associate your data with your Apple ID, and Apple doesn’t keep a history of where you’ve been.”

Source : COVID‑19 – Mobility Trends Reports – Apple

Privacy-Preserving Contact Tracing – Apple and Google

Apple-Google Privacy-Preserving Contact Tracing

“All of us at Apple and Google believe there has never been a more important moment to work together to solve one of the world’s most pressing problems. Through close cooperation and collaboration with developers, governments, and public health providers, we hope to harness the power of technology to help countries around the world slow the spread of COVID‑19 and accelerate the return of everyday life.”

Source : Privacy-Preserving Contact Tracing – Apple and Google

Full Third-Party Cookie Blocking and More | WebKit

“Safari continues to pave the way for privacy on the web, this time as the first mainstream browser to fully block third-party cookies by default. As far as we know, only the Tor Browser has featured full third-party cookie blocking by default before Safari, but Brave just has a few exceptions left in its blocking so in practice they are in the same good place. We know Chrome wants this behavior too and they announced that they’ll be shipping it by 2022.”

Source : Full Third-Party Cookie Blocking and More | WebKit

The iPhone 11’s U1 chip necessitates constant geolocation checks

Multiple smartphones on table.

“ Ultra-wideband technology is an industry-standard technology and is subject to international regulatory requirements that require it to be turned off in certain locations… iOS uses Location Services to help determine if iPhone is in these prohibited locations in order to disable ultra-wideband and comply with regulations… The management of ultra-wideband compliance and its use of location data is done entirely on the device, and Apple is not collecting user location data. When Apple introduced the iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro this fall, it included a new chip called the U1 that enables ultra-wideband (UWB) for locating other devices in immediate proximity. Presently, it is only used for the phone’s AirDrop file-sharing feature, but it is expected to be used for other features such as augmented reality and the company’s rumored upcoming Tile competitor in the future. The brief flash of controversy on Twitter and tech blogs over this issue illustrates the challenges Apple faces with its privacy-oriente”

Source : The iPhone 11’s U1 chip necessitates constant geolocation checks, Apple says | Ars Technica

Goldman Sachs to reevaluate Apple Card credit limits after bias claim

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“Goldman Sachs denied allegations of gender bias and said on Monday that it will reevaluate credit limits for Apple Card users on a case-by-case basis for customers who received lower credit lines than expected.“We have not and never will make decisions based on factors like gender,” Carey Halio, Goldman’s retail bank CEO, said in a statement. “In fact, we do not know your gender or marital status during the Apple Card application process.”Halio said that customers unsatisfied with their line should contact the company.“Based on additional information we may request, we will re-evaluate your credit line,” the statement said.”

Source : Goldman Sachs to reevaluate Apple Card credit limits after bias claim

Plans instrumentalisé par des groupuscules pour changer des noms de rue (en France)

“Un lecteur, Marc, nous signale qu’il s’agirait d’actes de groupuscules extrémistes qui utilisent en masse la fonction de rapport de bug d’Apple intégré à l’application qui finit par valider le changement « Je vous explique, L’Union Communiste Libertaire de Montreuil, c’est à dire les Black Blocks qui sévissent sur paname tous les samedis depuis un an, sont parvenue à modifier cette rue sur Apple Plan.”

Source : Plans instrumentalisé par des groupuscules pour changer des noms de rue (en France)

iPhone Hackers Caught By Google Also Targeted Android And Microsoft Windows

“The unprecedented attack on Apple iPhones revealed by Google this week was broader than first thought. Multiple sources with knowledge of the situation said that Google’s own Android operating system and Microsoft Windows PCs were also targeted in a campaign that sought to infect the computers and smartphones of the Uighur ethnic group in China.”

Source : iPhone Hackers Caught By Google Also Targeted Android And Microsoft Windows, Say Sources

Apple and WhatsApp condemn GCHQ plans to eavesdrop on encrypted chats

“In order to ensure the government is added to the conversation in secret, GCHQ’s proposal would require messaging apps, service providers, and operating systems to change their software so that it would 1) change the encryption schemes used, and/or 2) mislead users by suppressing the notifications that routinely appear when a new communicant joins a chat.”

Source : Apple and WhatsApp condemn GCHQ plans to eavesdrop on encrypted chats | UK news | The Guardian

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