Unprecedented times call for unprecedented measures.
No, we’re not talking about ‘coronavirus,’ the current global pandemic because of which Apple—for the very first time in history—organised its Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) virtually.
Here we’re talking about a world in which we are all connected and constantly sharing data, also known as the new oil, with something called “privacy” for which we still have to fight on several fronts together.
During WWDC 2020 on Monday, the world’s most valuable company announced the next versions of its operating systems — iOS 14 for iPhones, iPadOS 14 for iPads, watchOS 7 for Apple Watches, and macOS Big Sur for MacBooks — with new features and enhancements.
What’s important is that the company also highlighted a few new security and privacy features that have been added to the upcoming iOS 14 and macOS Big Sur systems, categorically aiming to help users:
- better control which apps installed on their devices can access their data,
- identify shady apps that don’t respect privacy, and share data with others without any disclosure,
- spot malicious apps that secretly spy on users’ data and activities.
“Privacy is a fundamental human right and at the core of everything we do. That’s why with iOS 14, we’re giving you more control over the data you share and more transparency into how it’s used,” the company says in a statement.
New Security and Privacy Features in macOS and iOS
Below we have summarised some of the new important privacy and security features that are really worth knowing:
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