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Apple Highlights iPhone's Privacy Features in Short Film Starring 'Ted Lasso' Actor

Tuesday January 24, 2023 8:56 am PST by Joe Rossignol

In celebration of Data Privacy Day on January 28, Apple has shared a short film in which actor Nick Mohammed from the hit Apple TV+ comedy series "Ted Lasso" learns about iPhone privacy features. Mohammed is accompanied by Von, who is an actual Specialist at Apple's Tower Theatre store in Los Angeles, according to Apple.

In particular, the video highlights privacy features such as Mail Privacy Protection, Intelligent Tracking Prevention, and App Tracking Transparency.

A new Today at Apple session called "Taking Charge of Your Privacy with iPhone" will help users better understand Apple's privacy features and how they can protect their data. The free session will be available at all Apple Store locations around the world starting January 28, with registration now open on Apple's website. Features covered will include Mail Privacy Protection, Safety Check, Location Services, and more.

"At Apple, we're focused on designing devices, features, and services that keep users in control of their personal data," said Erik Neuenschwander, Apple's director of user privacy. "Over the years we've integrated powerful privacy controls into our operating systems. This film and our new Today at Apple sessions will show users how they can take advantage of some of the features we offer, and understand how privacy is at the center of everything we do."

In its announcement, Apple reiterated its belief that privacy is a "fundamental human right," with more details available on Apple's privacy website.

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Top Rated Comments

10 hours ago at 09:33 am
Cringe. Apple has totally lost my trust when it comes to privacy. First the Siri eavesdropping scandal, then the iCloud photos scanning fiasco, then the targeted apps on the App Store, not to mention the days where they tried to make their own social network platform (Ping) which would be inherently based on processing and cashing on user data. I trust Apple as much as I trust any big corp with my data.
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10 hours ago at 09:33 am
"At Apple, we're focused on designing devices, features, and services that keep users in control of their personal data," said Erik Neuenschwander, Apple's director of user privacy. "Over the years we've integrated powerful privacy controls into our operating systems. This film and our new Today at Apple sessions will show users how they can take advantage of some of the features we offer, and understand how privacy is at the center of everything we do."
? Where's Apple's fine print that user control over their personal data and privacy controls does not extend to Apple and their apps. It only applies to third party apps.

If privacy is really at the center of everything Apples does and if privacy is a fundamental human right


then I should be able to control what data Apple collects from me and stop them from using my data for their advertising purposes. But I can't.
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10 hours ago at 09:48 am
? Where's Apple's fine print that user control over their personal data and privacy controls does not extend to Apple and their apps. It only applies to third party apps.

If privacy is really at the center of everything Apples does and if privacy is a fundamental human right


then I should be able to control what data Apple collects from me and stop them from using my data for their advertising purposes. But I can't.
That's the amount of network traffic generated by the advertising service. It has nothing to do with your personal data.
If you don't share your data, then you will be shown non-personalized ads, but those ads will generate network traffic nonetheless, which you're seeing here.
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11 hours ago at 09:00 am
why is it always him in all the adds, time to change it up
First time I've seen an ad with him and I found it entertaining.
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11 hours ago at 09:25 am
I remember the day I stopped buying that Apple wasn't all in all of our business. The day Apple released an OS upgrade and, since their servers were apparently overloaded, I could not run a single program. It was eye opening to see that I could run nothing without their permission. It contributed to my leaving Apple devices after over a decade of devotion to their software and hardware visions. Now I do different things.

Edited to add: this was a macOS update. I was trying to run software on a full-size desktop and could not, without Big Daddy Apple's permission. It was over at that moment.
Never heard of such a thing.
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9 hours ago at 11:11 am
Never heard of such a thing.
You don’t remember the Big Sur launch? I do. Their OCSP server was overloaded and instead of returning a result or an error it just hung. If you tried to launch an app while you had an internet connection, nothing would open because it would hang waiting on the OCSP repsonse to see if the developer’s certificate had been revoked.

It was actually kind of a big scandal because even though it wasn’t a secret, it wasn’t widely known until then that Apple sends an unencrypted network request identifying every app you launch.

They claimed they were going to fix that by making it more robust and encrypting the requests, but never said anything about it again.

I think technically it can be disabled or you can block ocsp.apple.com and it isn’t as nefarious as it might sound, but it is a possible issue.

Edit: looking for a link, it seems somehow Macrumors didn’t report it. 9to5Mac did, and here is a link to a researcher’s article (there are others) that they used:

https://sneak.berlin/20201112/your-computer-isnt-yours/

And here is a followup from a year and a half ago from the great Howard Oakley:

https://eclecticlight.co/2021/11/08/will-apple-honour-its-promises-on-ocsp-certificate-checks/
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