Skip to comments.Apple Is Now Giving People “Trust Scores” Based on Their Calls and Emails
Posted on 09/20/2018 2:07:39 PM PDT by PFW
This information will likely not be a surprise to anyone who has been paying attention to Big Techs increasing propensity to violate the privacy of users and use their data for questionable reasons, but here we are.
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How Chicom of them.
No way that Big Tech Apple would spy on their customers.
Their money is made on their products. Right?
These Apple “executives” need to be arrested for sedition and treason. Put that in your little data base, you pu$$ified geeks. We see you.
There are days I think not having a cell-phone is one of the smartest decisions I’ve ever made.
Good thing i have zero products from them.
I kinda like the term Orwellian.
“No way that Big Tech Apple would spy on their customers.
Their money is made on their products. Right?”
Heh, with Google, their money is made on you and your privacy.
Same for the poor fools on Facebook.
Not quite ready to trust Apple, given that their present leader hasn’t had an idea.
Tuesday September 18, 2018 1:48 PM PDT by Juli Clover
Apple says that information about how you use your device, including the approximate number of phone calls or emails you receive is used to compute the device trust score when you make a purchase.
To help identify and prevent fraud, information about how you use your device, including the approximate number of phone calls or emails you send and receive, will be used to compute a device trust score when you attempt a purchase. The submissions are designed so Apple cannot learn the real values on your device. The scores are stored for a fixed time on our servers.
This warning shows up on both iOS devices and the Apple TV, which cant send emails or make phone calls, so it appears to be blanket wording Apple is using for all of its iTunes and App Store privacy updates.
Apple has always been committed to protecting users from fraud, and the trust score is a new anti-fraud technique introduced in iOS 12. Like many of Apples data collection practices, the trust score has been designed with user privacy in mind.
Data used to calculate the trust score is on-device and related to usage patterns rather than the content of communications (Apple wont know who you called or emailed or what you talked about), and when sent to Apple, the trust score is encrypted and stored for a short period of time.
Apple does not receive information beyond the score itself because the data used to determine the trust score is stored on device, as previously mentioned. A single trust score number Apple uses actually contains data from thousands of accounts, which protects your individual data and prevents Apple from seeing a single users device usage patterns.
Apple says the new iTunes and App Store trust scores are used solely to identify and prevent fraud and have no other purpose.
I would put my trust in Apple at -5.
Are you cool with this crap?
macrumors commenters think that Apple is going after “review farms” - apparently entities who use the device primarily to post phony reviews on the app store.
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I have a flip phone and refuse to get an iPhone.
I have a trust score for that caddilac commie sodomite Tim Cook:
LESS THAN ZERO.
I do not even have a flip phone. I work at my house or in the yard. The landline comes with internet. The phone in the house comes with an answering machine. Guam is a little place and I am never far from home.
My phone is so old I don’t have a plan.
I dread the day they stop supporting it or the battery dies.
They’re appropriating China’s Sesame Credit system. It ranks each person per the Communist ideal from purchasing habits to criminal behavior to not tweeting government propaganda enough.
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