Earlier this week, Apple unveiled its new mobile operating system, iOS 6, which will include significantly increased user controls for privacy.
The long-rumored added privacy settings will allow iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch users to keep tighter wraps on their contacts' personal information, according to a report from CNET
. Currently, many programs downloaded from the App Store may be able to access users' contact information, but iOS 6 will give device owners the option of denying that ability. The new operating system should be available to consumers at some point this fall.
This is just the latest in greater attempts by Apple to assuage privacy concerns over its products, the report said. Its Safari Web browser, available both on its traditional computers and mobile devices, now grants users the ability to opt into the Do Not Track program.Eduard Goodman
, chief privacy officer for Identity Theft
911, writes a blog about the privacy concerns consumers face in many aspects of their lives, and what they can do to better protect themselves in the future.
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