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Apple releases ‘Report on Government Information Requests’

In an effort to stay transparent and keep its customers in the loop, Apple today released a “Report on Government Information Requests” that includes figures about how often governments or law enforcement officials requested either account or device information from the company. This is especially important as more and more comes to light on the National…

Can Apple read our iMessages?

With privacy concerns over the last few months due to the surfacing of the actions of the NSA in the US, Apple was clear to point out back in June that iMessages are heavily encrypted and therefore cannot be cracked or read. The company also claimed that even employees have no access to the messages, because they are that secure. If you believed them,…

Apple data sharing violates privacy laws rules German court

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A Berlin Regional Court has today ruled that Apple’s policy on sharing customer data violates privacy laws. The court has ruled that Apple cannot request or claim “global consent” for use of a customers  data, without informing customers of how and where the data will be used. As a result, Apple will no longer be able to use German users’ data to…

Judge to Apple: We can’t trust what you tell is in court

The judge in charge of the iOS privacy lawsuit has demanded that Apple show what it is doing to produce documents. The company needs to specify exactly what actions it has taken in order to ensure that documents required by March 18th are being located and prepared. Apple needs to prove that it has taken action by today, and it’s only because the judge…

Path fined $800k over privacy debacle

If you remember, there was a lot of hubbub surrounding Path about a year ago. It had been collecting user information without their permission, and this was a serious problem. Apple went as far as making it where, now in iOS 6, applications give you a prompt asking if each can access different parts of the device. The FTC announced today that Path has…

Apple no longer in top 20 “Most Trusted Companies for Privacy”

Ponemon Institute LLC has just posted its 2012 “Most Trusted Companies for Privacy” list, an independent research study on, as the name suggests, the trust in companies for the privacy practices. For the last 3 years, Apple has made an appearance on this list, but, as you can see above, it failed to make the list this year; just barely though, coming in…