Apple has a new feature in its upcoming iOS 13 that could pose major issues for messaging and calling apps such as Facebook and WhatsApp.
In the interest of privacy, Apple’s updated version of its operating system will not let apps run voice over internet protocol (VoIP) in the background when programs are not actively in use, according to news site The Information.
And many apps offering these sorts of services do run in the background so, they claim, they can connect calls quickly. But this also means the apps can collect information on what people are doing on their devices.
Ethical hacker John Opdenakker says because users will be able to see when an app is running, it will be “a serious privacy improvement.” Independent security researcher Sean Wright agrees. “It’s encouraging to see some companies at least focus on their users’ privacy.
MacDailyNews Take: Apple keeps pounding stakes into the hearts of the personal data vampires!
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