What you need to know
- Apple has posted a manual to show people what to do with the data and devices when their personal safety is at risk.
- The manual is designed to help protect against abusive partners, stalkers, and more.
Reported by MacRumors Apple has created a new manual that users can reference to protect themselves when their personal safety is at risk from an abuser, a stalker, or other people who may want to obtain access to their device and data.
Sommer Panage, who works on accessibility at Apple, posted about the new manual to Twitter.
I am SO proud of Apple for publishing this guide on device and data access for personal safety. I hope this might help anyone dealing with intimate partner surveillance or stalking by someone you trusted. https://t.co/MFY6LG8POcI am SO proud of Apple for publishing this guide on device and data access for personal safety. I hope this might help anyone dealing with intimate partner surveillance or stalking by someone you trusted. https://t.co/MFY6LG8POc— Sommer Panage (@Sommer) December 18, 2020December 18, 2020
The Device and Data Access when Personal Safety is At Risk says that it is there to help you understand what kind of data you can and are sharing with others as well as how to make changes to that.
It also provides instructions on how to shut down access to people you don't want to have access to your data and devices.
The document shows you how to do things like protect your Apple ID, set up your privacy settings, change sharing in the Find My app, and more.
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