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Apple announces app privacy report feature

Apple has introduced an "app privacy report" in its latest update.

The new feature - which is included in the iOS 15 update - was unveiled at the WWDC developers' conference.

Users will now get to see when apps request certain features including the microphone, camera and gallery, as well as third parties they have connected with over the past week.

It means Apple users will be able to see exactly when the programmes used permissions given.

There are other privacy-focused updates coming too, including audio processing being on-device only, meaning Siri voice commands won't be moved to central servers.

Other features see Apple Mail hiding the IP address of your device, while the Safari web browser will stop third parties from accessing the user's IP address.

Finally, iCloud subscribers can also route Safari traffic through two relays in a similar move to a VPN, which can help people protect their identity.

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