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Security Director Believes The ‘Annoying’ Privacy Settings In iOS 6 Are There To Protect Apple, Not Us

Security Director Believes The ‘Annoying’ Privacy Settings In iOS 6 Are There To Protect Apple, Not Us

Should iOS 6’s new privacy messages actually look like this? (Image courtesy of nCircle.)

Following several security concerns over the way in which iOS apps access and record our data — with the recent Path scandal being the most notable — Apple decided to implement some new privacy settings in iOS 6, which allow you to fine-tune how much of your personal data each of your apps has access to.

Every time you open up a new app that wants access to your contacts, calendars, or any other data, you have to give that app your permission. However, one security director believes this approach will annoy iOS users more than it helps them, and that the new privacy settings are designed to protect Apple from lawsuits rather than its users from data theft.

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