Tue. Nov 12th, 2019

Apple publishes documents about its privacy pages

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Apple has launched a dedicated website for its product privacy protection, which explains in detail how Apple’s device privacy features work. Apple updated the site again today, which is the company’s fourth consecutive year of updates. The focus of this update is on the new advantages of systems such as iOS 13, iPad OS 13, and watchOS 6.

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This year’s update not only explains how the new system protects users’ personal data, but Apple has also released four new white papers that address the privacy features of location services, photos, Safari and the new Sing in With Apple. “Privacy is a fundamental human right.” This belief has always been the guiding principle for Apple to design privacy protection features in its products. In the latest updated privacy website, it is still the first sentence displayed at the top.

On this site, users can find web browsing with Safari, use maps to navigate, protect personal data in photos, secure communication with Messages, securely use Siri, use Apple News anonymously, and protect consumer data with Apple Pay.

Here are some summary of Apple’s privacy features:
Safari throws trackers off your trail.
Intelligent Tracking Prevention helps stop advertisers that follow you from site to site.

Maps makes your location history, history.
The Maps app doesn’t associate your data with your Apple ID, and Apple doesn’t keep a history of where you’ve been.

Photos protects your images from unwanted exposure.
The Photos app uses machine learning to organize photos right on your device. So you don’t need to share them with Apple or anyone else.

Messages are only seen by who you send them to.
Apple can’t read your iMessages while they’re being sent between you and the person you’re texting.

Siri learns what you need. Not who you are.
Your Apple ID isn’t connected to Siri, and your requests are associated with a random identifier. Not you.

Apple News leaves what you read off the record.
Apple News delivers content based on your interests, but it isn’t connected to your identity. So Apple doesn’t know what you’ve read.

Wallet and Apple Pay help hide what you buy.
Your credit and debit card numbers are hidden, and Apple doesn’t keep information that can be tied back to you.

Health keeps your records under wraps.
You control which information goes into the Health app and who you share it with.