This is the template for all other tech companies when it comes to
informing users about their privacy. Not a page of dense jargon,
and not a page of cutesy simplified language that doesn’t actually
communicate the nuance of the thing. Instead, it’s a true product.
A product whose aims are to inform and educate, just as Apple says
its other products do.
Here’s a tidbit with regards to Apple Maps. When you query Maps
for a trip, Apple generates a generic device identifier and pulls
the info using that, rather than an Apple ID. Halfway through your
trip, it generates another random ID and associates the second
half with that. Then, for good measure, it truncates the trip data
so the information about exact origin and destination are not
kept. That data is retained for 2 years to improve Maps and then
Pretty sure Google Maps doesn’t work that way.
★ Wednesday, 30 September 2015