How Spotlight Suggestions Handles Privacy

Great piece by Rich Mogull for TidBITS on how Apple is handling privacy with Yosemite’s new Spotlight features:

As a security analyst, I worry constantly about becoming biased, especially with a company like Apple whose products are so deep a part of my life. To avoid this, I spend a tremendous amount of time researching and validating my findings before publishing them. While this may be pie-in-the-sky thinking, I believe journalists and publications should make similar efforts to avoid bias, and tamp down the desire for explosive headlines that leads to inaccurate reporting, particularly when such articles increase paranoia unnecessarily.

Friday, 31 October 2014