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Apple iPads add Touch ID in catch-up with iPhone

Apple unveils new iPads on Thursday that for the first time include the iPhone's Touch ID fingerprint sensor. The company says it was "the most-requested feature" in its tablets.

By October 16, 2014


iOS 8 also comes with bucket of security fixes

Long list of iOS 8 security fixes makes your iPhone and iPad safer to use, but Apple doesn't say how severe some of the problems were -- again.

By September 17, 2014


Apple: We don't build back doors into our products

Amid new alleged security flaws, the company denies building back doors in its devices or services that allow for government or other third-party snooping.

By July 22, 2014


Apple responds to complaint over diagnostic 'back doors' in iOS

In response to alleged security holes, Apple reveals details on how its diagnostic services access certain data on iOS devices.

By July 23, 2014


Apple security update fixes iOS vulnerability

The tech giant fixes a security problem in iOS that affected encrypted connections.

By February 21, 2014


Yahoo's Mayer gives phone passcodes a pass

commentary Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer confesses that she doesn't use a passcode to protect her smartphone, which goes to show you how hard it is to get people to take reasonable precautions. But it's also an improper risk for a major corporate leader.

By September 11, 2013


iMessages aren't secure when you lose your iOS device

When iOS 5 was released alongside the iPhone 4S earlier this fall, iMessage was introduced as a new, all-encompassing messaging service that would connect all iOS device users for free using their unique Apple IDs. iMessage, however, may have a critical downfall when it comes to securely erasing access if you lose your device.

By December 20, 2011


New OnStar privacy policy expands on data sharing

An upcoming change in policy for OnStar subscribers includes some daring new freedoms that allow GM to share your data with more third parties.

By September 21, 2011


How police have obtained iPhone, iPad tracking logs

It's no secret to police investigators that the Apple iPhone keeps track of its owners' approximate location. And Android devices appear to do the same as well.

By April 21, 2011


Apple to fix iPhone security flaw in next iOS

A bug that can let other people make phone calls and send e-mails on a locked iPhone is due to be fixed by Apple with the November release of iOS 4.2.

By October 27, 2010