Apple delivers more security protections and privacy control in the brand new OS available. When the entire team of Apple, along with Tim Cook, gave the world iOS 14’s first look in June at WWDC, the heart of the announcement was privacy. Apple iOS 14 released a few days ago, and with this iOS 14 came a lot of notable privacy features.
Craig Federighi, the Apple executive, told at the top of the presentation that privacy is considered a fundamental right of human beings at Apple. He also added that with all the sensitive information that is being added, the team also works on keeping privacy as one of the essentials that were not present ever before. He also added that iOS 14 is a kind of software that is believed to reveal the most controversial and popular app TikTok that was responsible for accessing the client’s clipboards secretly.
Delay of anti-tracking feature
Another promised feature is that it would want the developers to get the users’ consent before tracking their third-party applications and websites. This is also known to be the book for privacy advocates, but at the same time, it is also the blow to the advertisers, mainly for Facebook, which is able to use the information to target the ads better. Apple decided to extend its timeline for rolling the features because of the bowing pressure from the advertisers and developers to give them more time so as to adapt some applications in the next year. The fight for change is vowed by Instagram as well as its parent Facebook.
The fans who were eagerly waiting to see how all this turns out is now going to wait for some more time. The good news among all this is, there are plenty of privacy options that are enhancing in iOS 14, which is worth talking about.
To protect the user’s privacy, various new pro-privacy tactics are incorporated by iOS 14. Firstly, they make use of data minimization, which is the dialing back of the information that anyone or Apple can be able to collect on the user. But the new iOS tends to provide little on-device intelligence. According to Federighi, Apple processes a lot of data as much as possible on the device; therefore, it does not have to live or be collected on the server.
According to Apple’s claim, the iOS 14 is going to have more protections in terms of security and transparency as well. It will give the user more control than the previous iOS. For example, the user will be able to choose between sharing the appropriate location or the exact location. It will help to keep the actual address uncertain. At the same time, users will also be able to know if the application is using the camera or the mic because, in the status bar, a bright orange bar will appear.