Apple revamps the privacy page on its website

Apple has revised the privacy page on its website. "Apple products are designed to do amazing things. And designed to protect your privacy," says the big print at the top of the page. Apple goes on to talk about some of the security and privacy features it offers on its devices. Fingerprint scanning Touch ID is called "the most advanced security technology on any personal device."

Apple adds that it doesn't collect the information created when users ask questions for Siri to answer. And Apple's Differential Privacy means that data belonging to an iPhone owner is scrambled, added to the data belonging to millions of other iPhone users, and examined for general patterns. According to Apple, these patterns help it discover the most popular emoji, the best suggestions for QuickType, and energy consumption rates for the Safari mobile browser.

Other privacy related topics on the page include the use of encrypted data, and how app developers must follow "strict guidelines" when it comes to handling your personal information, or face having their apps removed from the App Store.


There is no mention of Face ID on the page. That is the technology that will be found for now only on the Apple iPhone X. It uses your face to unlock the handset and verify the identity of the phone's user.

You can visit Apple's newly revised privacy page by clicking on the sourcelink.

source: Apple via BGR

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24 Comments

1. SIGPRO

Posts: 2817; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

Apple is full of sh!t! It is an American company.....nuff said!

3. submar

Posts: 713; Member since: Sep 19, 2014

"We’ve proved time and again that great experiences don’t have to come at the expense of your privacy and security. Instead, they can support them." Well, Siri is dumb.

5. bucky

Posts: 3785; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

And you just keep feeding that google machine with your life details with their “free” software Ive contracted for government departments that consider Google literally spyware.

12. sgodsell

Posts: 7377; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Well who ever said the government was smart? Ask the public and the vast majority would say that the government is filled with dead wood. Besides Bucky I clearly remember you telling me that Siri has context now, and it could remember your previous conversations. Especially if you say something like "who was the 44th president of the US?". Then follow up with "how old is he?". Siri has to remember previous conversations, so if Siri can do that, then Apple's privacy policy is a lie. And if Siri cannot perform those context aware actions, then you are a liar, and Google Assistant is superior. Well we all know the truth, right bucktooth. Can't wait for your reply.

15. HansP

Posts: 542; Member since: Oct 16, 2011

Siri is using Google now, so... Like everyone else here who's not stuck in the Apple Reality Distortion Field BS says, Apple is full of it. Which is the normal for Apple.

9. darkkjedii

Posts: 31072; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

So the $1000, and $1150 iPhone X, won't use the most advanced security technology on any personal device. Hmmmm. That page will get re revamped next month...watch.

17. bucky

Posts: 3785; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

You’re trying too hard.

23. darkkjedii

Posts: 31072; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Actually, you are. I'm staying a plain fact.

11. PhoneInQuestion

Posts: 496; Member since: Aug 20, 2017

Gotta hand it to Apple, they can be one of the most powerful tech giants and still use pretty words to convince the malleable public that they aren't selling your personal information.

16. darkkjedii

Posts: 31072; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Good post, and well said, cause they totally are.

18. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

No, they totally aren't.

22. darkkjedii

Posts: 31072; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

C'mon bro, they all do it.

24. PhoneInQuestion

Posts: 496; Member since: Aug 20, 2017

If it makes you feel safer, I guess, go ahead and think what you want about it.

25. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

It's not about feeling safer. I don't care about companies selling user data, I also buy Android phones. The problem is you have NO evidence to back your claim, while I have several noteworthy pieces of information: 1) Apple doesn't sell adspace, at least not to an extent where user data would be worth much. In order to profit off ads, companies NEED ways to both publicize and monetize them. 2) Your user data is FAR more important to the company you give it to than a third-party. Even Google operates under this motto, because it offers long-term benefits over short-term profits. Selling you out does nothing for an overarching goal of an ecosystem. Sure, they may use anonymous algorithms to provide companies with user feedback, but they'd never give away your data JUST to make money off ads. Not to mention most of your information on iPhone is stored locally, even Apple can't see most of that. Just stop with the conspiracy crap.

19. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

The others will follow.....

20. SIGPRO

Posts: 2817; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

Hahahahahah, you mean apple follows/copies others! But sheep like you will never admit!

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