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iOS15: Apple unveils better privacy control to keep an eye on apps collecting user’s data

03:33 PM | 8 Jun, 2021
iOS15: Apple unveils better privacy control to keep an eye on apps collecting user’s data

CALIFORNIA – American tech giant Apple introduced better privacy control across its operating systems in a bid to protect user's data.

‘App privacy report’ is the company’s latest feature which was unveiled at the WWDC – its annual developer’s conference.

Report of international media cited that the new App Privacy Report on iPhones will show privacy details including third-party domains contacted by an installed application. The US-based company now powered users to keep a check on the applications collecting user data.

Apple users with the latest operating system can be able to mitigate tracking pixels within marketing emails so the sender of an email with tracking pixel won't be able to see a user's IP address or whether they've opened the message. It allows users to create random email addresses that forward messages to a personal inbox while keeping a user's real email address private.

iOS15 also encrypted user's traffic besides masking their location. Users will also be updated about the usage of the microphone, camera, and phone gallery also which third parties they have connected with in the last seven days.

Besides the primary security features, it also updated audio processing so voice commands to Apple's smart assistant will not be uploaded to central servers. Safari browser will also bar third parties from accessing the user's IP address to block tracking.

However, a previous move by the tech giant to offer its customers a choice over whether to accept tracking for the purposes of advertising was criticized by a number of firms, including Facebook and other free-to-use services, for which ad tracking is the primary source of generating huge revenue.

The firm also showed off a raft of updates to its Facetime video calling platform. Additionally, Apple will also be able to store state-issued identification cards digitally on iPhones.

The new strict features of Apple are part of a broader slate of privacy features that are debuting across iOS 15, macOS Monterey, and Apple's other software updates later in 2021.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk

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Pakistani rupee exchange rate to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 27 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remains largely stable against US dollar in the open market on February 27, 2024 (Tuesday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.4 for buying and 282.3 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 303 for buying and 306 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 351.5 for buying, and 355 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 76.7.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 27 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.4 282.3
Euro EUR 303 306
UK Pound Sterling GBP 351.5 355
U.A.E Dirham AED 76 76.7
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.2 75
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 742.91 750.91
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209
China Yuan CNY 38.82 39.22
Danish Krone DKK 40.56 40.96
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.7 36.05
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 905.46 914.46
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.49 59.09
New Zealand Dollar NZD 173.05 175.05
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.36
 
26.66
Omani Riyal OMR 725.54 733.54
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.74 77.44
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 27.04 27.34
Swiss Franc CHF 317 319.5
Thai Bhat THB 7.76 7.91

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