Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Apple's New iOS 6 Adds Privacy Control

One of the new features in iOS 6 is Privacy, which lets iPhone and iPad users see which apps are accessing your location, contacts, calendar, reminders, and photos. Users can toggle this access on and off. Following the recent discoveries of privacy violations by popular applications including Path and LinkedIn, this is an important addition. Unfortunately you won't be able to control your privacy for Maps, Apple's new application that uses high definition aerial imagery captured by spy planes. As privacy expert Nick Pickles has points out, "You won’t be able to sunbathe in your garden without worrying about an Apple or Google plane buzzing overhead taking pictures."

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