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Next iOS update will identify creepy apps tracking your data: Report

Apple takes user privacy very seriously. As per a new report, the Cupertino based tech giant has put the 'App Privacy' report feature in iOS 15.2 beta update. The new update will allow users to know what sort of personal data apps have accessed on their iPhones.

  • Published: October 29, 2021 5:03 PM IST
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Apple takes user privacy very seriously. As per a new report, the Cupertino based tech giant has put the ‘App Privacy’ report feature in iOS 15.2 beta update. The new update will allow users to know what sort of personal data apps have accessed on their iPhones. Also Read - Apple AR headset to launch in late 2022 with mac-level computing power: Kuo

The ‘App Privacy’ report will show which app has access to your sensitive information like location, photos, camera, microphone, and contacts across the last seven days. Also Read - Xiaomi India could soon start a repair program similar to Apple's Self Service Repair program

“Apple has seeded the first betas of iOS 15.2 and iPadOS 15.2 to developers for testing purposes, with the update adding promised iOS 15 features like App Privacy Report,” reports MacRumors. Also Read - Apple starts sending alerts to users impacted by Pegasus spyware

The report will also show which other web domains the app contacted and let you compare that with the websites you visited directly in the app.

The ‘App Privacy’ report was first showcased at Apple ‘WWDC’ developer conference this year.

The report is available in iOS 15.2 beta in the privacy section of the Settings app.

The report arrives at a time when iOS App Store privacy policies have not bode well with major tech companies like Facebook and Snap who have blamed the Ad Tracking Transparency feature for hitting their business goals.

It took Google nearly two months to adjust to iOS App Store privacy labels.

The iOS 15.2, via the Communication Safety feature, will also warn children and parents when sexually-explicit photos are received or sent from a child’s device, the report noted.

(Inputs from IANS)

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  • Published Date: October 29, 2021 5:03 PM IST



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