HomesecurityiPhone 13: Apple does not address spyware concerns

iPhone 13: Apple does not address spyware concerns

Apple says the iPhone 13 has privacy that is "built in from the start." He noted the processing of voice commands and functions on the device to exclude third-party monitoring as evidence of this commitment.


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The features will come as part of iOS 15, which will be released on Monday. This means that most iPhone users will benefit from the upgrade, not just those who buy expensive new smartphones.

However, the presentation of the top devices that took place on Tuesday missed two important issues that raise questions about Apple's privacy practices. The company did not mention an urgent update to its operating systems that closed an exploit that has already been used to target activists and journalists. Apple also declined to comment on its plans to spy on users looking for iPhone, Mac, iPad for child pornography images.

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On Monday, Apple released security updates for the iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch and Mac to fix a vulnerability allegedly exploiting the invasive spyware created by NSO Group, an Israeli security company.

Apple says it doubts the exploit was a risk to most users, noting that any attack would have to be extremely sophisticated and cost millions of dollars to deploy. However, the Citizen Lab, based at the University of Toronto, has expressed concern about its possible use. exploit.

It also appears that Apple has reacted to a set of features that has been postponed and is designed to detect if people have images or videos of child sexual abuse stored on their device. The features were originally intended for iOS 15, iPad OS 15, WatchOS 8 and MacOS Monterey.

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Security experts and digital privacy groups have condemned the plan and staged protests in front of about a dozen Apple stores on Monday before the release of the iPhone.

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