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Tech Giants Back U.S. Bill Governing Cross-Border Data Searches

Microsoft Corp., Alphabet Inc.’s Google and Apple Inc. have thrown their support behind proposals in Congress to deal with cross-border data requests from law enforcement — even as the issue heads for review before the U.S. Supreme Court.

Source: Tech Giants Back U.S. Bill Governing Cross-Border Data Searches – Bloomberg

Safari in Arms Race Against Trackers – Criteo Feels the Heat

Criteo is an ad company. You may not have heard of them, but they do retargeting, the type of ads that pursue users across the web, beseeching them to purchase a product they once viewed or have already bought. To identify users across websites, Criteo relies on cross-site tracking using cookies and other methods to follow users as they browse.

Source: Safari in Arms Race Against Trackers – Criteo Feels the Heat

App developer access to iPhone X face data spooks some privacy experts

Apple’s privacy promises do not extend to the thousands of app developers who will gain access to facial data in order to build entertainment features for iPhone X customers, such as pinning a three-dimensional mask to their face for a selfie or letting a video game character mirror the player’s real-world facial expressions.

Source: App developer access to iPhone X face data spooks some privacy experts

Differential privacy at the end of the rainbow

Apple’s heavily-marketed but proprietary implementation of differential privacy is no longer secret. Researchers at the University of Southern California, Indiana University, and Tsinghua University have reverse engineered Apple’s MacOS and iOS implementations of differential privacy.

Source: Differential privacy at the end of the rainbow

Turning Off Wi-Fi and Bluetooth in iOS 11 Doesn’t Actually Turn Off Wi-Fi or Bluetooth

Turning off Bluetooth and Wi-Fi when you’re not using them on your smartphone has long been standard, common sense, advice. Unfortunately, with the iPhone’s new operating system iOS 11, turning them off is not as easy as it used to be.

Source: Turning Off Wi-Fi and Bluetooth in iOS 11’s Control Center Doesn’t Actually Turn Off Wi-Fi or Bluetooth – Motherboard

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