Friday, January 15

app privacy labels

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Google’s iOS apps will get new privacy labels in the coming weeks

A (somewhat hilarious) report began circulating yesterday suggesting that Google purposely stopped updating its apps on iOS to avoid putting the required new Apple App Store privacy labels on its apps. Since then, the company has confirmed plans to add these tags. For those unfamiliar with Apple's privacy labels, the company released them in mid-December alongside the release of iOS 14.3. Tags appear on applications available through the Apple App Store and detail what data an application can access. That can include "linked to you" data, such as financial information or identifiers, data that is not linked to you, such as location or search history, and more. Along with the new App Store privacy labels, the Cupertino, California-based company said developers would need to report...