Apple’s “Nutrition Labels”, which can be found in the App Store for iOS and macOS, provide clear and easily comprehensible information about the data collected by developers. Although the category system is only a few weeks old, there is already resentment: The information provided is often inadequate or incorrect, and Apple is not paying enough attention to compliance with the new requirements. The Washington Post took a sample a few days ago and found sobering that many applications had false information (we reported).
The US House of Representatives’ Committee on Energy and Commerce took the knowledge gained from the Washington Post as an opportunity to conduct a To write a letter to Tim Cook – and ask him to precisely verify the information provided by the developers. Cook has until February 23 to comment on the committee’s questions: The MPs would like to know, among other things, how Apple checks the data protection information of the developers and how often this happens. In addition, the politicians are asking about the sanctions that incorrectly identified labels result in.
Chrome with Face ID and Touch ID for incognito mode
The incognito mode of a browser reduces some of the data that accumulates in a conventional session: the history and stored cookies are deleted after the corresponding tabs are closed. Google is now working on a feature for the iOS and iPadOS version of the Chrome browser that will upgrade the mode: Tabs that were opened in incognito mode can soon be provided with additional security measures in the form of Touch ID or Face ID. If someone hands their iPhone or iPad to someone else, the content and URLs of any incognito tabs remain hidden. The new function is currently reserved for selected users of beta version 89. An implementation of the feature for Android devices is not known.