Apple has released a comprehensive security guide on how to verify that others are able to access your data or devices, as well as preventive steps and how to block people when needed.
While Apple continues to uphold privacy through features like privacy stickers in the App Store, it has also published a comprehensive security guide that strictly explains the risks of data misuse.
The company explained in detail each available security option, how to use it and when, through the comprehensive security guide called (Accessing the device and data when personal safety is in danger).
Apple said: If you are concerned that someone is accessing information that you have not shared from your Apple device, this guide will help you identify risks and guide you through steps to help make the technology you rely on as private and secure as you want them to be.
Eva Galperin, director of cybersecurity at the Electronic Frontier Foundation and technical advisor to the Freedom of the Press Foundation, praised the new evidence.
Galperin indicated, through a tweet from her personal account on the Twitter platform, that the guide is especially useful for survivors of domestic violence.
“The person you trust today may not be the person you trust tomorrow,” Galpren added, “Couples break up, marriages end, roommates leave, and if you make a product that allows you to share your data with other people, you also should make it easy to block them.”
The guide includes sections on comprehensive privacy settings, as well as specific details on a wide range of issues from location tracking to sharing calendars.
It also contains a series of checklists that walk you through steps to block access, stop sharing, and keep your site private.
The guide says: Apple makes it easy to communicate and share your life with the people closest to you, and what you share and with whom you share it is up to you, including the decision to make changes to better protect your information or personal safety.
The guide is available via Apple’s support site, but it has not yet been promoted by the company anywhere.
Craig Federighi, senior vice president of software engineering at Apple, said recently that Apple’s privacy labels are just part of something ambitious for the company.