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 October 21, 2014  Posted by  Breaches, Business

Russell Brandom reports:

This morning, The Washington Post called out an unexpected privacy concern in Apple’s new Yosemite operating system. Apple’s Spotlight application, previously used to index material on a user’s hard drive, has added a new Suggestions feature that points to external sites relevant to a given search term. As the Post article points out, that means search terms have to be transmitted back to Apple with a lot of extra information, including location data that the Post found to be precise enough to pin down a specific building.

But on closer inspection, many of the claims are less damning than they seem.

Read more on The Verge.

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