Posted by: David Harley | October 26, 2018

Apple, GrayKey, Google

ZDnet: Apple blocks GrayKey police tech in iOS update – “Reports suggest the data-slurping tool has been rendered useless — but no-one knows how.”

The Register: Apple boss decries ‘data industrial complex’ while pocketing, er, billions to hook Google into iOS – ” …”Advancing AI by collecting huge personal profiles is laziness, not efficiency,” he said. “For artificial intelligence to be truly smart, it must respect human values including privacy.”….Apple … sells Google access to iOS customers for $9bn. That’s how much Google is expected to pay Apple this year to be the default search provider on iDevices, according to a Goldman Sachs estimate.”

[added subsequently]

Danny Bradbury for Sophos: Former Facebook security chief calls out Apple for privacy hypocrisy – “Alex Stamos, the former security chief at Facebook, has called out Apple CEO, Tim Cook, for what he sees as the company’s hypocrisy over user privacy.”

David Harley

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