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Freedom of the Press Foundation: Apple’s Device Surveillance Threatens Privacy and Whistleblowers

In a recent article, the Freedom of the Press Foundation joined many other privacy advocates in expressing concerns over Apple’s recently announced plan to scan photos on user devices to detect child abuse imagery. The organization states that false positives will be a common problem with Apple’s scanning of customer devices, a situation that will put press freedom at risk.

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Apple Tries to Calm Blowback Against Intruding on iPhone Users’ Privacy

Recently, Apple announced a new addition to its upcoming iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 firmware for iPhones and iPads. The new feature will allow Apple to scan user photos stored in Apple’s iCloud service and determine if they contain sexually explicit images involving children. Following a blowback against the Masters of the Universe scanning the devices of its customers, the company is now promising it will not abuse the feature or allow governments to dictate what types of data iPhones are scanned for.

Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks with attendees during an Apple (JOSH EDELSON/AFP/Getty Images)product launch event at Apple's headquarters in Cupertino, California on September 10, 2019. - Apple unveiled its iPhone 11 models Tuesday, touting upgraded, ultra-wide cameras as it updated its popular smartphone lineup and cut its entry price to …

Apple to Begin Scanning All iPhones for Images of Child Sexual Abuse

Tech giant Apple recently announced a new feature that will allow it to scan iPhone and iPad photos to detect if they contain sexually explicit imagery involving children, which Apple will report to authorities — however, many privacy experts are worried about the implications of Apple snooping on user content. One expert points out that Apple’s move is well-intentioned, but they should be thinking about one important question: “What will China want them to block?”

Apple CEO Tim Cook takes pride in his company's privacy offerings. (AFP/Getty)

Apple Stands Firm on Workers Returning to Office

Tech giant Apple has been at odds with a large group of employees in recent months after it demanded that they return to the office at least a few days a week, with many employees resisting the return to the workplace.

Apple's Tim Cook got big pay bump in 2018: filing (Noah Berger/AFP)

Apple Argues that Giving Consumers the Freedom to Choose Apps ‘Eliminates Choice’

A key point of contention for Apple in recent months has been pressure on the company to allow users to “sideload” apps onto their iOS devices, a process that completely avoids the Apple App Store, which the company continues to argue is both unsafe and unfair to users. Incredibly, the company claims that the freedom to choose different methods of loading apps “eliminates choice” for the consumer.

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Apple Wants to Join the Doctor-Patient Relationship

Tech giant Apple is reportedly aiming to join the doctor-patient relationship as an interface between users and their physicians, with future updates aiming to provide users with options to send summaries of their health data to their doctor.

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NYT: Apple Kowtows to China in the Name of Profit

In a recent article, the New York Times outlines the compromises that tech giant Apple has made in China to gain access to the booming market, including storing data on state-owned servers and censoring apps that the Chinese government takes issues with.

Apple CEO Tim Cook waves as he arrives for the Economic Summit held for the China Development Forum in Beijing on March 23, 2019. (Photo by Ng Han Guan / POOL / AFP) (Photo credit should read NG HAN GUAN/AFP via Getty Images)

Judge in Apple-Epic Case Hints at App Store Compromise

The judge overseeing the trial between Epic Games and Apple has reportedly hinted at a compromise that could satisfy at least some of the game developer’s concerns with Apple’s monopoly over in-app purchases made with iPhones and other iOS devices.

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Analytics: 96% of iPhone Users Have Disabled App Tracking After Apple Privacy Update

According to an ongoing analysis of Apple’s new App Tracking Transparency feature, the vast majority of iPhone users are choosing to shut down app tracking cutting off many apps from accessing their personal data. According to user data, only 4 percent of iPhone users in America have enabled app tracking, which Facebook has begged the public to do to keep its platform “free of charge.”

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Apple Developer: App Store Security Is Like Bringing ‘Plastic Butter Knife to a Gunfight’

According to recently released legal documents, a senior Apple engineer compared the company’s App Store defenses against malicious actors to be like “bringing a plastic butter knight to a gunfight.” The senior employee also described the company’s review process for new apps as “more like the pretty lady who greets you… at the Hawaiian airport than the drug-sniffing dog.”

Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks with attendees during an Apple (JOSH EDELSON/AFP/Getty Images)product launch event at Apple's headquarters in Cupertino, California on September 10, 2019. - Apple unveiled its iPhone 11 models Tuesday, touting upgraded, ultra-wide cameras as it updated its popular smartphone lineup and cut its entry price to …

Judge Certifies Class Action Lawsuit Against Apple over Bad Keyboards

A judge has certified a class action suit against tech giant Apple over its fragile “butterfly” Macbook keyboard design. The butterfly keyboard switches, which Apple has since dropped from its laptop, are notorious for failing if even tiny amounts of dust collect under the keys. One executive wrote about the keyboard tech in an internal communication that “no matter how much lipstick you try to put on this pig . . . it’s still ugly.”

Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks with attendees during an Apple (JOSH EDELSON/AFP/Getty Images)product launch event at Apple's headquarters in Cupertino, California on September 10, 2019. - Apple unveiled its iPhone 11 models Tuesday, touting upgraded, ultra-wide cameras as it updated its popular smartphone lineup and cut its entry price to …