Apple offers new privacy and security protections at WWDC

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During the recent Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC), Apple Inc. unveiled a range of new privacy and security features designed to enhance user protection. One notable feature is aimed at safeguarding children against online spying tools, while another focuses on maintaining user browsing history anonymity in the face of trackers.

Additionally, iPhone users will now have the ability to access live transcripts of their voicemails, granting them the option to decide whether to answer incoming calls or not.

Apple firmly believes in privacy as a fundamental human right and is committed to developing products and features that prioritize information protection. Even in cases where law enforcement authorities request data copies from Apple devices, they are required to obtain prior permission from legal authorities to access such information.

In the upcoming iOS 17 and subsequent models, Apple will introduce a new feature called Lockdown Mode. This feature allows users to fortify their devices against malicious spyware like Pegasus from the NSO Group.

It’s worth noting that iOS 17 will only be available for iPhone models starting from iPhone 11 Pro and above, including iPhone SE (2nd generation), iPhone XR, iPhone XS Max, iPhone XS, iPhone 11 Pro Max, iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11, iPhone 12 Pro Max, iPhone 12 Pro, iPhone 12 Mini, iPhone 12, iPhone 13 Pro Max, iPhone 13 Pro, iPhone 13 Mini, iPhone 13, iPhone 14 Pro Max, iPhone 14 Pro, iPhone 14 Plus, and iPhone 14.

For devices not listed above, they will only receive the iOS 16 operating system update along with other necessary security updates.

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Naveen Goud is a writer at Cybersecurity Insiders covering topics such as Mergers & Acquisitions, Startups, Cyber Attacks, Cloud Security and Mobile Security

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