Lory Gil, Georgia Dow, and Mikah Sargent provide the nitty gritty on a series of unfortunate events. Facebook and Google have been abusing user data in some unusual ways. They got caught — leading Apple to revoke (and subsequently restore) the enterprise distribution certificates that enable internally utilized iOS apps.
Also, Apple has temporarily disabled Group FaceTime until a fix can be released. A not-so-tricky trick could be exploited to listen in on audio from another user before they've accepted your call.
It's not all bad news this week. Rumor has it Apple is developing 3D camera tech for iPhones to be released later year. If true, this could further advance the augmented reality capabilities of our favorite pocket supercomputers. Check it out!
- Facebook, Google sacrifice internal iOS apps just to harvest more user data
- FaceTime bug allows instant audio, potential video access — fix on the way
- Apple Is Planning 3-D Cameras for New iPhones in AR Push
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While I agree with much of what was said during this podcast, I personally think people need to read the terms and conditions for themselves. I think they need to be more clear, for sure, but people need to make an effort to protect their own best interests, no matter their age or background. I think people need to at least try to protect themselves, it's part of being an adult. I am interested to see what comes out of the following article, and if it is true, will the imore team call out apple the way you did google and Facebook? https://www.theverge.com/2019/2/6/18214578/apple-iphone-ios-session-repl... While the article doesn't say that these are Apple's apps, apple does profit from their app ecosystem and they go on and on about caring about our safety, but if this article is true then it would look like apple has a lot of explaining to do.
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