The Protect-All-Customers Edition Thursday, May 19, 2022

Apple Highlights iPhone's Latest Privacy Features In New 'Data Auction' Ad, by Joe Rossignol, MacRumors

The ad revolves around a young woman named Ellie who discovers that her personal data is being sold at an auction house, with bids being placed on her iPhone’s emails, purchase history, location data, contacts, browsing history, and more. Upon realizing that her data is being sold, Ellie makes use of App Tracking Transparency and Mail Privacy Protection, at which point the auctioneer and bidders suddenly begin to vanish into thin air.

Apple’s Jane Horvath Is Here To Protect Your Online Privacy, byClaire Stern, Elle

Apple’s business model is so different. From my very first meeting, when we were debating what data the engineers can collect off a device, a colleague said to me, “We might be able to string this data together to all of the other data we’re collecting and somehow identify someone, and we don’t want to do that.” I thought, Wow, I have arrived at a place that really, really protects privacy. During the San Bernardino case, we were asked to open a phone that was found in [the suspect’s] car, and it was a really hard discussion. We would have opened that phone if we could have opened it and not impacted every other phone, but we couldn’t, and so we decided that we wanted to protect all of our customers and resist the government’s ask to build an operating system that would’ve basically made every other phone vulnerable.


Apple Launches Updated Professional Training And Certification For IT Support And Management, by José Adorno, 9to5Mac

Today, Apple announced new online courses and certifications for Apple device support, deployment, and management to prepare workers for in-demand careers.

Apple Releases iTunes 12.12.4 For Windows With Security Updates, by Juli Clover, MacRumors

According to Apple’s security support document for the new Windows version of iTunes, it includes fixes for AppleGraphicsControl, ImageIO, Mobile Device Service, WebKit, and more.

Bike: An Elegant Outliner For Mac-Focused Workflows, by John Voorhees, MacStories

Bike is a brand new Mac-only outlining app from Hog Bay Software that executes the fundamentals of outlining flawlessly. The outline creation and editing workflows are polished, and the keyboard-focused navigation makes moving around a large outline effortless.

The app’s feature set is limited by design. That focus is part of what makes Bike such a good outliner. The care and attention that has gone into building a solid outlining foundation are immediately evident.

Brave Browser For iOS Gains New 'Privacy Hub' And Enhanced Fingerprinting Protections, by Tim Hardwick, MacRumors

Brave for iOS now protects against fingerprinting by adding small amounts of randomization to fingerprintable APIs rather than disabling them, which can break websites, making for a smoother, more private browser experience.

Anker's Latest USB-C Docking Station Brings Triple-Display Support To M1 Macs, by Eric Slivka, MacRumors

While Apple’s early M1-based Macs can only officially support a single external display, there are ways around the limitation. Anker is launching a new 10-in-1 USB-C docking station today which delivers just that.

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Apple has been making commercials about iPhone privacy for quite a while already. I can't help but imagine what kind of commercials Apple will make if it starts to compare Apple's privacy-walled garden versus a world where it is being forced by regulars to do sideloadings and other shenanigans. I bet those commercials will be great.


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