Is Apple Violating iPhone Users’ Privacy? (Restore it All Podcast #118)

In this privacy-themed podcast, we start with Apple’s bombshell of a new feature, where they are scanning your pictures to see if you have any child porn on your Apple devices. While stopping child porn is a laudable goal, we discuss the privacy ramifications of this feature. We also discuss how Apple’s iCloud backups aren’t encrypted! The next topic is Luxembourg’s huge $900M GDPR fine levied against Amazon for failure to get permission to track users. Then finally we discuss Prasanna’s experience with using CCPA to find out how a company got his cell phone number. Spoiler alert: it’s a sad ending. We then round out the podcast by discussing whether or not we need a more Federal response to privacy in the US.

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Written by W. Curtis Preston (@wcpreston). For those of you unfamiliar with my work, I've specialized in backup & recovery since 1993. I've written the O'Reilly books on backup and have worked with a number of native and commercial tools. I am now Chief Technical Evangelist at Druva, the leading provider of cloud-based data protection and data management tools for endpoints, infrastructure, and cloud applications. These posts reflect my own opinion and are not necessarily the opinion of my employer.


2 thoughts on “Is Apple Violating iPhone Users’ Privacy? (Restore it All Podcast #118)

  1. ChrisChris23 says:

    Paradoxically, these companies need to collect some user information to provide better services, but there should be a boundary

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