Protecting your phone's data

The latest updates of Apple and Google's mobile operating systems allow users to restrict third-party apps from accessing sensitive information collected by their mobile devices

Apple and Google have doubled down on privacy and security with a slew of new features in the latest version of their mobile operating systems.

With these updates, users of Apple's iOS and Google's Android software - which together are found in almost all of the smartphones on the market - can now restrict third-party apps from accessing sensitive data collected by their mobile devices.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 20, 2019, with the headline 'Protecting your phone's data'. Subscribe