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Apple’s Website Shows Commitment to Privacy with New Updates

In a commendable update, Apple has outfitted the Privacy section of their website with more detail than ever before. The company has been routinely updating their site the past few years, primarily to keep consumers current on their new products and software. For example, users can browse technical details on new privacy and security features in iOS 13 and macOS Catalina. The privacy pages have also evolved to include the company’s formal privacy policies, as well as some helpful tips and advice on how to keep data secure. But this year they’ve taken things a step further.

Users can now read through detailed white papers which explain how some of Apple’s most popular technology works. To date, these documents have been created for Safari, Location Services, Sign in with Apple, and Photos. Meanwhile, the site contains detailed blurbs explaining how their emphasis on privacy extends to other features like Messages, Siri, Apple News, Wallet/Apple Pay, and Health. This past year, the company also debuted a “download your data” page in accordance with Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

The Safari white paper, for one, is a 12-page document that clearly details how crucial elements like secure payments, cross-site tracking, and storing search history work. The overall Apple Privacy Policy is also readily available on the site, and features bold section headings like “How we use your personal information.” All things considered, this is an exciting and progressive development from one of the top technology companies in the world. Apple is using their position of influence and power for good, and we applaud that decision. Here’s hoping that the company walks the walk in addition to talking the talk. We recommend browsing through the site and learning as much as possible about how everything works.

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