Apple today updated the privacy section of its website with a noticeable expansion that CEO Tim Cook said is aimed at explaining how the company handles each user’s personal information, “what we do and don’t collect”, and why that is.
Google Maps has found its way from the iPhone to Apple Watch, thanks to an update to Google’s iOS map app released Tuesday. It turns your data into indecipherable text that can only be read by the right key… We’re going to make sure you get updates here about privacy at Apple at least once a year and whenever there are significant changes to our policies.
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“We use only the necessary data to help create the best experience for you, whether you’re using Maps to locate a restaurant or Apple Music to discover a new artist,” the company says on the web page.
Apple, which makes most of its money from selling gadgets rather than services, has been betting hard on privacy in recent years, pitting itself against a tech industry that largely relies on monetising personal information. “And it’s not the kind of company that Apple wants to be”, he was quoted by TechCrunch as saying at the time.
“Security and privacy are fundamental to the design of all our hardware, software, and services, including iCloud and new services like Apple Pay”, proclaimed Cook in his open letter. The News app is anonymized just like other personally identifiable information, for instance. It also turns off Hey Siri, automatic downloads and app refresh, and reduces performance.
It’s worth pointing out, however, that the newly-added cities, locations and landmarks don’t offer such guided tours just yet, so interested tourists will have to find out for themselves where they should go sightseeing first.