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.

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