Technology, security analysis

We share content on product tips and updates, as well as the occasional paper from the engineering and product teams.

Should you cover your webcam?
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Should you cover your webcam?

Webcam covers and physical mute buttons on microphones act as failsafes and helpful reminders to think about security, and a piece of tape really is the best solution for use with a MacBook.

Aidan Fitzpatrick

by Aidan Fitzpatrick

A technical deep-dive into the NHS COVID-19 contact tracing app
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A technical deep-dive into the NHS COVID-19 contact tracing app

Over the course of the last two days, a number of engineers have been reviewing the app to discover whether — and how! — it is able to stay alive. Understanding this has required a deeper understanding of the relevant CoreBluetooth framework than most developers possess. Tonight, we’re sharing just what’s happening on iOS. Let’s step through it.

Jamie Bishop

by Jamie Bishop

Who’s watching who? Netflix and your data
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Who’s watching who? Netflix and your data

We conducted an experiment by examining the phones and Netflix data of 5 avid watchers to see what data was stored. The study reveals the data that Netflix keeps and tracks on user devices, and found that on average, users spend 58 hours watching Netflix on smartphones or tablet.

Aidan Fitzpatrick

by Aidan Fitzpatrick

Factors in securing app and cloud data
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Factors in securing app and cloud data

Mechanisms to protect app and cloud data take a number of forms, and Apple’s track record of implementing them has been good. This article examines a number of the techniques that Apple — and the team at Reincubate — have been using.

Aidan Fitzpatrick

by Aidan Fitzpatrick

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