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Apple makes it easier to download your personal data

Apple makes it easier to download your personal data

A few months ago, if you wanted to find out what kind of personal information Apple had collected on you, you needed to navigate to Apple's privacy website, locate a hard-to-find tab to request the info and await its arrival.  That changes today, with the introduction of a new privacy portal that will offer one-click access to get the information, delete it, pause an Apple.com account or kill it altogether. 
Apple apologizes for phishing scam account hack in China

Apple apologizes for phishing scam account hack in China

Following reports from Chinese mobile payment companies Alipay and WeChat that some of their Apple device-using customers had lost money, Apple today apologized and confirmed that stolen Apple IDs were the subject of a hack. “We are deeply apologetic about the inconvenience caused to our customers by these phishing scams,” Apple said in a statement (via the WSJ), describing the issue as limited to “a small number of our users’ accounts.”
Goldman warns Apple's earnings could fall short this year on 'rapidly slowing' demand in China

Goldman warns Apple's earnings could fall short this year on 'rapidly slowing' demand in China

Apple earnings may disappoint investors because of a marked deterioration in Chinese demand for iPhones, Goldman Sachs says. "There are multiple signs of rapidly slowing consumer demand in China which we believe could easily affect Apple's demand there this fall," Goldman analyst Rod Hall said in an investor note Sunday.
Apple rebukes Australia’s “dangerously ambiguous” anti-encryption bill

Apple rebukes Australia’s “dangerously ambiguous” anti-encryption bill

Apple has strongly criticized Australia’s anti-encryption bill, calling it “dangerously ambiguous” and “alarming to every Australian.” The Australian government’s draft law — known as the Access and Assistance Bill — would compel tech companies operating in the country, like Apple, to provide “assistance” to law enforcement and intelligence agencies in accessing electronic data. The government claims that encrypted communications are “increasingly being used by terrorist groups and organized criminals to avoid detection and disruption,” without citing evidence.
New Apple patent suggests iPhones could warn against spam calls one day

New Apple patent suggests iPhones could warn against spam calls one day

A new Apple patent could finally give iPhone owners some relief from spam calls by automatically recognizing a fake call and warning users accordingly, via AppleInsider. As the patent claims describe, Apple’s system would try to analyze the technical data of incoming calls to determine whether or not they’re legitimate calls or masked, forwarded internet calls that are hiding behind a spoofed caller ID. Once a call has been identified, the system would then display a warning to the user that the incoming call might not be legitimate.
In letter to Congress, Apple sends strongest denial over ‘spy chip’ story

In letter to Congress, Apple sends strongest denial over ‘spy chip’ story

“Apple has never found malicious chips, ‘hardware manipulations’ or vulnerabilities purposely planted in any server,” he said. “We never alerted the FBI to any security concerns like those described in the article, nor has the FBI ever contacted us about such an investigation.”
U.S. government sides with Apple and Amazon, effectively denying Bloomberg ‘spy chip’ report

U.S. government sides with Apple and Amazon, effectively denying Bloomberg ‘spy chip’ report

Homeland Security has said it has “no reason to doubt” statements by Apple, Amazon and Supermicro denying allegations made in a Bloomberg report published earlier this week. It’s the first statement so far from the U.S. government on the report, casting doubt on the findings. Homeland Security’s statement echos near-identical comments from the U.K.’s National Cyber Security Center.
The Big Hack: How China Used a Tiny Chip to Infiltrate U.S. Companies

The Big Hack: How China Used a Tiny Chip to Infiltrate U.S. Companies

The attack by Chinese spies reached almost 30 U.S. companies, including Amazon and Apple, by compromising America’s technology supply chain, according to extensive interviews with government and corporate sources. The security of the global technology supply chain had been compromised, even if consumers and most companies didn’t know it yet. “Having a well-done, nation-state-level hardware implant surface would be like witnessing a unicorn jumping over a rainbow”
Apple CEO Tim Cook talks privacy, China and Alex Jones with HBO's VICE News Tonight

Apple CEO Tim Cook talks privacy, China and Alex Jones with HBO's VICE News Tonight

In a one-on-one interview with HBO's VICE News Tonight, Apple CEO Tim Cook addressed a series of hard-hitting questions from correspondent Elle Reeves concerning data privacy, Apple's dealings in China, the Alex Jones controversy and more.


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