Apple hardware and software can log location as well as other sensitive information that you may wish to keep private. Also group questions that relate to general software and information relating on how to protect your privacy by choosing one configuration over another.

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If I share an account, can I change that so they don't see my data, but they would still pay?

If I am under someone elses iTunes account because they pay, is there any way to make my own so they dont see everything on my iphone 4S
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iphone shares my email address without permission

I've found that with my iPhone 5 the following happens. When i give out my phone number to other people who also have an iPhone they can see my email address. I would rather this didn't happen. How do ...
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How do I use/enable Tor when using Terminal?

I live in a country that blocks most types Internet access and protocols so I need to utilize Tor from the command line. I haven't come across much useful information in this regard, so any ...
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Getting many paid apps to colleague's personal iPad easily without manually installing them through the App Store?

I have about 20 apps that are are all paid apps, and I want my team-member to have them. He wants to use his own iPad, but we are tired to individually get apps from App Store. Is there some easy way ...
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What to Remove before selling Macbook?

My macbook (feb 2008 white) sold on ebay, but I haven't shipped it yet. I'm concerned about my privacy. I can't wipe the hd clean because I sold the computer with valuable software on it. What ...
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Can I reset my privacy settings on OS X Mountain Lion like I can on iOS 6?

iOS allows me to reset my location settings, causing apps to have to ask me again if they can use my location information. iOS 6 allows me to reset all location and privacy settings globally as well: ...
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Is it possible to erase sensitive data from a dead Retina MBP SSD?

My Retina MacBook Pro has died spectacularly after just over 30 days with what appears to be an SSD fault. No boot, no recovery, and after internet recovery, Disk Utility can't see the SDD at all. ...
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How does the new iOS 6 Limit Ad Tracking improve user privacy?

According to this appleinsider.com article, Apple has introduced new privacy functionality that can limit ad tracking in iOS 6: Apple was not happy to see third party developers and ad networks ...
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In iOS Safari, why aren't the Facebook social plugin cookies blocked, in spite of the “from visited” option?

In my iPad, the cookie setting for Safari is set to "from visited", which should block all third party cookies. But if I am not logged out of Facebook, then from any third party webpage that uses the ...
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Does iCloud use client-side encryption?

I would like to know if iCloud uses client-side encryption i.e. all data is encrypted on client side and even Apple can't decrypt the data and read it. Is this true for iCloud?
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Protect privacy on my Mac

What is the best way to protect my privacy when using my Mac? Assume I am a privacy-sensitive user, with Mountain Lion. What software configuration should I do, to protect my privacy? Is there any ...
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How secure are iCloud backups?

Are iCloud backups encrypted, both when transmitted and stored? Is it possible for someone at Apple to access any backup made to the data enter? I have heard that when apps have been pulled from the ...
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How do I remove what appears to be malicious cached javascript?

I was recently using someone else's iMac and came across some rather strange behaviour. Searches (from google and yahoo at least, I didn't test other search engines) were being redirected. After ...
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Prevent other users from ejecting (or even seeing) my mounted disk images

I have an encrypted disk image (sparsebundle) where all of my private documents are stored; I mount it to a custom mount point with: mkdir -p /Users/gabriele/MyDocs hdiutil attach ...
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Why can I no longer open the Security & Privacy pane of System Preferences?

Problem Since April 2012, one user of my MacBook Pro can no longer load the Security & Privacy pane. When I click the icon, a sheet drops down: Translated from Chinese to English: Error ...
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Do MP3's encoded by iTunes contain my email address, and how can I remove it?

I heard that when you rip an Audio CD to MP3 with iTunes it hides your email address (or some other identifying information) in the MP3. Is this true? Is there any way to remove this identifying ...
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How to disable certain Apps & access to PIM data on iOS

Anybody can describe how to disable certain apps on iOS and disable access to PIM (calendar, contacts, reminders, email) data? I've looked at the Restrictions feature and find that it limits access to ...
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Are the Carrier IQ daemons installed on iOS devices other than iPhones?

For iOS 5, are either of the Carrier IQ daemons installed as part of the base software on any non phone device image such as the iPad, iPod Touch or Apple TV ? On iPhones (iOS 5) these programs are ...
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Is Private Browsing broken in Safari 5.1.4?

From the release notes for Safari 5.1.4: Allow cookies set during regular browsing to be available after using Private Browsing What? Doesn't that mean, to give an example, that if I go to Amazon ...
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Are there security risks for an iOS device?

My Dad just got an iPod touch and raised an interesting question. Are there security risks for an iOS device? He was planning on storing sensitive personal information on it, but wasn't sure if it was ...
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What data does the Carrier IQ daemon log from iPhones?

There has been little written technically about the Carrier IQ software on iPhones despite it being present on iOS 3, 4, and now iOS 5. From what I can tell, the daemons vary depending on the ...
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How can protect all privacy from someone that needs to use my Mac?

A friend of mine is going to stay here for two days, and I am sure he will need to ask me to use the Mac (and PC) in the study room. (which will be tons of work to move them and no matter where they ...
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Email privacy on iPad : any trick to share the device without session feature?

I wonder if some of you have found a way to share an iPad in a family and keep a reasonable privacy on the emails stored on the device (since there is nothing like a session management feature...) ...
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how to stop spotlight indexing an attached camera

When I attach my video camera (for the purpose of importing some clips into FCP-X) I noticed that spotlight is indexing the camera (which does show up as an external disk when I connect it, via the ...