Apple Defers Child Protection Measures After Criticism of Privacy

Apple said on Friday that it would take more time to gather feedback and improve proposals for child safety features after criticism of the system over privacy and other reasons, both inside and outside the company. Apple’s pledge last month to check US customers’ phones and computers for images of child sexual abuse has sparked … Read more

Apple Defers Child Protection Measures After Criticism of Privacy

Apple said on Friday that it would take more time to gather feedback and improve proposals for child safety features after criticism of the system over privacy and other reasons, both inside and outside the company. Apple’s pledge last month to check US customers’ phones and computers for images of child sexual abuse has sparked … Read more

Are India’s new drone rules aimed at facilitating operations or a gateway to mass surveillance?

Drone Rules 2021 was introduced in India last week which relaxed many restrictions introduced a few years ago. The government has also reduced permission fees to operate drones in the country and excluded the requirement for a safety clearance before obtaining any registration or license. The update facilitates drone operations in the country and is … Read more

Twitter plans ‘social privacy’ tools; It will allow users to control who can see posts and hide old tweets

Twitter is planning to test new privacy-related features aimed at giving users more control over their follower lists and who can see their posts and likes, in an effort to make people more comfortable interacting and sharing on the social network . The tools relate to what Twitter executives call “social privacy,” or how users … Read more

Apple to face Siri Voice Assistant’s privacy lawsuit, the US judge said

A federal judge said on Thursday that Apple must face nearly all of the proposed class actions, alleging that its voice-activated assistant Siri violates users’ privacy. US District Judge Jeffrey White said plaintiffs could try to prove that Siri routinely recorded their private conversations because of “accidental activations” and that Apple disclosed those conversations to … Read more

WhatsApp for Android suggested to get Vanish mode option in privacy settings

WhatsApp for Android should soon receive early disappear mode as part of its privacy settings. It will allow users to convert all future chat topics into ephemeral chats. The feature was unveiled by WhatsApp boss Will Cathcart and Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg in a WhatsApp chat in June. It appears to be available as an … Read more

New personal data privacy law passed in China to protect online users, which will go into effect Nov. 1

China’s National People’s Congress officially approved a law on Friday aimed at protecting the privacy of online user data and will implement the policy from Nov. 1, according to Xinhua state media. Passing the law completes another pillar in the country’s efforts to regulate cyberspace and should add more compliance requirements for businesses in the … Read more