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The Clever Cryptography Behind Apple’s ‘Find My’ Feature

[2019-06-07 17:08:06]

Andy Greenberg, writing for Wired: When Apple executive Craig Federighi described a new location-tracking feature for Apple devices at the company’s Worldwide Developer Conference keynote on Monday, it sounded — to the sufficiently paranoid, at least — like both a physical security innovation and a potential privacy disaster. But while security experts immediately wondered whether Find My would also offer a new opportunity to track unwitting users, Apple says it built the feature on a unique encryption system carefully designed to prevent exactly that sort of tracking — even by Apple itself. Just a brilliant feature.  ★ 

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