An iOS awakening
iOS 14 might just be the most exciting update to Apple’s mobile operating system in the past few years. iMore has a good roundup of what’s new
, but the thing that stood out to me was the privacy information.
Beyond this basic information, there’s a new orange dot that appears in the corner of the screen when the microphone or camera is being used. Hopefully that will put an end to the debate about whether or not Facebook’s app is listening to you.
And iOS 14 also offers more fine-grained control over privacy. You can choose to only give an app access to your rough location, rather than specifically where you are, and apps will have to ask permission before they track you across other apps and websites through adtech tools and cookies.
When iOS 14 officially launches later this year, expect a lot of people to be very surprised just how much some of their favourite apps were doing behind the scenes without their knowledge. That free-to-play game you love might not be so appealing anymore.