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iOS 10.2 encryption: fully supported

A significant security flaw which affected local iPhone backups was detected and resolved by Apple within 2 weeks. The fix was introduced in iOS 10.1 back in October before being reworked in iOS 10.2.

Catalina Butnaru

by Catalina Butnaru

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App data in insurance: Admiral & Facebook

Yesterday began with news of British insurance company Admiral’s move to enhance their insurance pricing using app data collected from the Facebook platform. The principle at stake here isn't whether an insurance company can use this data, but whether it is individuals or Facebook who can control how it is used.

Aidan Fitzpatrick

by Aidan Fitzpatrick

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What's new in iOS 10?

Launched at WWDC 2016 in San Francisco, iOS 10 developer preview comes with a lot of improvements. Read more on our favourites.

Catalina Butnaru

by Catalina Butnaru

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CIA ramps investment in critical app data access

We cover the CIA’s increasing interest in accessing and interpreting app data for matters of global intelligence and security. All four of the companies disclosed have mechanisms for pulling data from platforms including Twitter.

Aidan Fitzpatrick

by Aidan Fitzpatrick

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The war over app data: Twitter vs US law enforcement

Twitter acted in early May to restrict access by US law enforcement and security services to access its firehose of user app data. Twitter doesn’t provide this service directly, but rather through a private firm, Dataminr, in which it holds a 5% stake.

Aidan Fitzpatrick

by Aidan Fitzpatrick

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