08 Dec Apple to Users: Our Data Gathering Will Not Affect Your Privacy
In a new post on its Machine Learning Journal, Apple explained how it uses differential privacy to protect the privacy of its user’s data.
Apple collects user data such as keystrokes or visited sites, only when the user agrees to share usage analytics with the company. Statistical noise is then added to the data before it is sent to Apple, and the company says that at this point it is impossible to tell what data came from which user.
Reports on this data collection feature can be seen under Settings > Privacy > Analytics > Analytics Data in entries that begin with ‘DifferentialPrivacy’ in iOS, and in the Console under System Reports in Mac.