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What this means?
What does this mean for User & Apple?
In the wake of the Facebook Cambridge Analytica debacle, tech companies have been making effort to protect users and likewise themselves from any infamy that may be as a result of data breach
Evidently, Apple has made some audacious move against some developers in time past, notably, with the removal of some popular Iranian apps sometime in August of 2017, and recently with the removal of the Facebook Onavo app, as well as over 25,000 app from the China App Store this year. With these precedence, user and tech community perceive a clamp down on defaulting developers may occur with time.
Apple CEO, Tim Cook early this year stated that the company carefully reviews every app and police now, and do not subscribe to the view of letting everybody in as a show off for free speech.
This will definitely not be the end of such strong stance by Apple.
As users hope tech companies will do well to protect its data and regulatory agencies press onto making these companies comply with set guidelines, there are some few step users can imbibe to safeguard themselves.
Some quick tips:
- Always update your apps as soon as you are notified to do so. Most updates come with security patches that closes every loophole in your app.
- set up two-factor authentication. Most apps now offer this service.
- Always check for the https in the address bar of webpages. This offers an extra layer of security.
- Understand the permission an app seeks. If overwhelmed with so much app, to keep up, use my permission to control what an app can access.
- Restore devices to factory setting before giving away.
- Always take care of privacy setting immediately on setup.