Apple is exposed to secretly adding surveillance and tracking functions in the iOS operating system.


Apple is exposed to secretly adding surveillance and tracking functions in the iOS operating system.

Author: Zhao Yanlong

Apple has been revealed to have secretly added a "trust rating" feature based on iPhone users and other device users to its latest operating system.

Russia's Satellite News Agency on September 22 quoted the Independent as saying Apple had changed its privacy policy. Accordingly, the rating function will be formed on the basis of the number of calls and e-mails made by users in response to fraud.

"To identify and prevent fraudulent purchases, we will use the information you use on your device, including the number of calls and e-mails you receive and receive, to prepare credit ratings," the updated text said. However, no specific examples are cited to show how these changes will prevent fraud.

The newspaper said the "trust rating" reminded people of a plot in the British television series Black Mirror, in which everyone had their own rankings, which also affected the use of health care, transportation and housing.

In addition, the Independent noted the very vague wording used in the changes to the privacy policy, which can be understood broadly or even misinterpreted. At the same time, the new changes are also applicable to devices that cannot send e-mail and phone calls.

In the report, the Apple Corp also said no comment on the issue.


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