Amongst the news Apple delivered during the virtual keynote at its Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) this week, are some new privacy & security oriented features.
These are being introduced as part of its’ operating system and App Store upgrades later this year:
- Users will now be able to share a more general “approximate location” with an app instead of their precise location.
- Apps will be required to ask before tracking you across apps and websites owned by other companies.
- Developers will be required to disclose all of the specific types of data it wants access to and whether it will be shared. This has been likened by Apple as a “nutrition label” for apps.
- Indicators on the status bar will let users know when apps are recording them through audio or video.
What's next for Apple's privacy features? To find out, we talked to the company's software chief. https://t.co/PYvye0vUJi
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