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Apple, WWDC, and Your Privacy

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This week apples hosting their annual WWDC of the worldwide developer conference. And of course, they have big announcements Galore and it's all software Focus. So they're talking iOS Mac or Stevie OS and the watch OS and you know, there is a ton of features announce nothing massive, which is indicative of some of the work that they're really doing under the covers and that really ties back to a lot of security topics and I'm going to touch on that in a second but what they did an ounce from a feature perspective security and privacy is around Safari and the apis in Macos.

So the information access apis in Mac OS a farm or lineup with iOS, so they're going to ask permission to access your camera on your microphone mail database certain areas like that. That's far more like the iOS experience were used to or it's like hey someone's trying to access this data yes or no, and then you can revoked at any time.

That's a wonderful. Ford for personal privacy for security, but the Big Sur a shot across the bow is that the intelligent tracking protection is getting ramped up to 11 in safari in that they are going to do generic fingerprinting for the browser. So instead of presenting like exactly what your browser's capable of they're going to give you basically generic Mac browser presentation.

Your browser will still be capable of a ton of stuff but it's not going to be able to be easily track and buy a unique device fingerprint and they're also getting a lot stricter around ad blocking now that really gets the heart of the matter of the publishing industry, but from a security in a privacy perspective.

We seen a spike in malware delivers our ad networks. We know for personal privacy and Data Tracking that browser is a you know, it's an access mode their Zone really some challenges around there that we want to address this all positive things for users of Apple products. It's going to kick off a Turf War.

Going to be some challenges there. It'll be interesting to see how it plays out. But I think what I really wanted to dive into in this episode ties to last episode. I was talking about moving laugh left moving left in a development process from security moving more towards and we're developers are building things and planning things and coding things to increase the overall quality.

And that's really the theme from Apple's keynote this week was that what wasn't there was just as important as what was there and this is one of those releases out for all of the OS is across Mac devices where it's not about cool new features. It's about quality. It's about building resiliency into the systems because software security and Security in general and failures come from a lack of quality.

They come from Vanderbilt as they come from mistakes that are made earlier in the process. I have nobody sets out to write bad code. So having a year where there's not as much Glitz and glamour in the Apple ecosystem. What they're actually doubling down and looking into quality that they're looking into resiliency.

They're looking into stability. These are all huge wins for security privacy stuff like the API request as well as the end of production in the ability for websites to track you, which is excellent. It's a great privacy step forward, but I think this is going to be a phenomenal move for security in that by investing in quality and stabilizing.

All of these on Technologies. We're going to see less security vulnerabilities is it apples had a significant Spike for them over the last eighteen months insecurity issues? I'm sure they've been pretty consistently low as far as a dressing that kind of stuff and having that stuff and having to address it.

But we've seen a big spike lately and that's a part to do a scale but also serve the general feeling within the community was a quality was slipping. So for them to be able to double down and push really hard on quality that for me is a reading between the lines.

Wasn't as many big features. OK Google check this out. There was some interesting stuff for sure as an Apple user on my cat cool. That'll be fun. Like memoji will be interesting but there's nothing substantial that you like. I have to upgrade because of this feature, however, quality and resiliency stability.

Those are massive Wednesday know that you can rely on your text, but from a security perspective to know that they're not opening up that there's not going to be new Van Nuys many new vulnerabilities because they're making better quality decisions. That's huge and that's something we should all strive for because like we were talking about the last episode of mornings with Mark earlier in the development process to create better quality code has better security outcomes is which we should all be pushing for.

So to see this kind of released from Apple. Yes. It's disappointing as a user not to get cool new stuff hours much cooler stuff is we expected but from a security perspective. It's a huge win at something. You should be pushing for with your own applications as well. As always is a conversation this needs to be going to Waze.

Let me know what you Think I'm online at Mark NCAA in the comments down below where I was always buy email me at Mark NCAA. How are your efforts working out when you're trying to help developers build quality code. What do you think of Apple's initiatives around intelligent tracking protect protection all this stuff lots of talk about I think it's a we get better when we discuss we work and collaborate together.

Let's see what your thoughts are and let's keep this discussion going. Hope you're set up for fantastic day. I will talk to you online and tomorrow. This week apples hosting their annual WWDC of the worldwide developer conference. And of course, they have big announcements Galore and it's all software Focus.

So they're talking iOS Mac or Stevie OS and the watch OS and you know, there is a ton of features announce nothing massive, which is indicative of some of the work that they're really doing under the covers and that really ties back to a lot of security topics and I'm going to touch on that in a second but what they did an ounce from a feature perspective security and privacy is around Safari and the apis in Macos.

So the information access apis in Mac OS a farm or lineup with iOS, so they're going to ask permission to access your camera on your microphone mail database certain areas like that. That's far more like the iOS experience were used to or it's like hey someone's trying to access this data yes or no, and then you can revoked at any time.

That's a wonderful. Ford for personal privacy for security, but the Big Sur a shot across the bow is that the intelligent tracking protection is getting ramped up to 11 in safari in that they are going to do generic fingerprinting for the browser. So instead of presenting like exactly what your browser's capable of they're going to give you basically generic Mac browser presentation.

Your browser will still be capable of a ton of stuff but it's not going to be able to be easily track and buy a unique device fingerprint and they're also getting a lot stricter around ad blocking now that really gets the heart of the matter of the publishing industry, but from a security in a privacy perspective.

We seen a spike in malware delivers our ad networks. We know for personal privacy and Data Tracking that browser is a you know, it's an access mode their Zone really some challenges around there that we want to address this all positive things for users of Apple products. It's going to kick off a Turf War.

Going to be some challenges there. It'll be interesting to see how it plays out. But I think what I really wanted to dive into in this episode ties to last episode. I was talking about moving laugh left moving left in a development process from security moving more towards and we're developers are building things and planning things and coding things to increase the overall quality.

And that's really the theme from Apple's keynote this week was that what wasn't there was just as important as what was there and this is one of those releases out for all of the OS is across Mac devices where it's not about cool new features. It's about quality. It's about building resiliency into the systems because software security and Security in general and failures come from a lack of quality.

They come from Vanderbilt as they come from mistakes that are made earlier in the process. I have nobody sets out to write bad code. So having a year where there's not as much Glitz and glamour in the Apple ecosystem. What they're actually doubling down and looking into quality that they're looking into resiliency.

They're looking into stability. These are all huge wins for security privacy stuff like the API request as well as the end of production in the ability for websites to track you, which is excellent. It's a great privacy step forward, but I think this is going to be a phenomenal move for security in that by investing in quality and stabilizing.

All of these on Technologies. We're going to see less security vulnerabilities is it apples had a significant Spike for them over the last eighteen months insecurity issues? I'm sure they've been pretty consistently low as far as a dressing that kind of stuff and having that stuff and having to address it.

But we've seen a big spike lately and that's a part to do a scale but also serve the general feeling within the community was a quality was slipping. So for them to be able to double down and push really hard on quality that for me is a reading between the lines.

Wasn't as many big features. OK Google check this out. There was some interesting stuff for sure as an Apple user on my cat cool. That'll be fun. Like memoji will be interesting but there's nothing substantial that you like. I have to upgrade because of this feature, however, quality and resiliency stability.

Those are massive Wednesday know that you can rely on your text, but from a security perspective to know that they're not opening up that there's not going to be new Van Nuys many new vulnerabilities because they're making better quality decisions. That's huge and that's something we should all strive for because like we were talking about the last episode of mornings with Mark earlier in the development process to create better quality code has better security outcomes is which we should all be pushing for.

So to see this kind of released from Apple. Yes. It's disappointing as a user not to get cool new stuff hours much cooler stuff is we expected but from a security perspective. It's a huge win at something. You should be pushing for with your own applications as well. As always is a conversation this needs to be going to Waze.

Let me know what you Think I'm online at Mark NCAA in the comments down below where I was always buy email me at Mark NCAA. How are your efforts working out when you're trying to help developers build quality code. What do you think of Apple's initiatives around intelligent tracking protect protection all this stuff lots of talk about I think it's a we get better when we discuss we work and collaborate together.

Let's see what your thoughts are and let's keep this discussion going. Hope you're set up for fantastic day. I will talk to you online and tomorrow.