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Uber Unveils New Privacy Tool That Protects Individual User Data

You might think of Uber as a ride-hailing company or a lawsuit-ridden self-driving car developer, but at its core, Uber is a big data company. It has to constantly crunch location coordinates, traffic data, payment information, and tax rates—and putting all that data in Uber’s hands sometimes makes users nervous. Read More >>

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Apple Rolls Out New Feature That Permanently Associates Devices with Apps, Even After Deletion

Tim Cook once scolded Travis Kalanick about Uber’s practice of tracking users even after they deleted the app from their iPhones. But in its newest operating system, iOS 11, Apple is rolling out a feature that will allow the same type of tracking—but with fewer privacy implications. Read More >>

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Is Apple’s New Privacy Feature Safe?

At its WWDC conference last night Apple announced a host of new features for iOS, including more predictive software like QuickType and advanced spotlight search. In order to make these features work, Apple’s deep-learning robots will need to analyse a lot of people’s data at once, so Apple announced the integration of a new feature called differential privacy. But a cryptography expert isn’t sure the experimental technique is ready for primetime. Read More >>