Apple on Monday said a new “private relay” feature designed to obscure a user’s Web browsing behaviour from Internet service providers and advertisers will not be available in China – or South Africa.
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Apple stores data from its Chinese customers in servers owned by a Chinese state-owned company, potentially making it easy for the government to gain access to the information, the New York Times reported.
While clearly useful, Apple’s new AirTags can also potentially be misused. Concerns have been raised they might facilitate stalking, for example.
South Africa’s Small Business Development Agency has fallen victim to ransomware attackers, who have crippled its systems, according to a source with knowledge of the situation.
US President Joe Biden has ordered the creation of an air accident-style cyber review board and the imposition of new software standards for government agencies following a spate of digital intrusions.
Top US fuel pipeline operator Colonial Pipeline shut its entire network, the source of nearly half of the US East Coast’s fuel supply, after a cyberattack on Friday that involved ransomware.
Gyms group Virgin Active has fallen victim to a cyberattack. The company posted a notice on its website late on Friday warning clients that its systems have been compromised.
Microsoft may revise a programme that shares coding flaws in its products with other companies after a suspected leak led to a sprawling cyberattack against Exchange e-mail clients globally.
Farewell, advertising cookie. After years of debate, Apple and Google are making separate moves to effectively kill the software marketers use to track your online activity.
As Apple was revealing its newest products on Tuesday, one of its primary suppliers was enduring a ransomware attack from a Russian operator claiming to have stolen blueprints of the US company’s latest products.