On 3 June at the worldwide developers conference WWDC in California, Apple introduced its new developments. Among them is Find Me, which caused a lot of issues technology community due to the risk of spying on users. The service is able to track missing or stolen device, even if it is turned off or in “sleep” mode and not connected to the Internet.
App Find Me, Locator, combines the functions of two other Apple services “Find my iPhone” and “Find friends”. In contrast, a Locator can locate the device even if they are not connected to the Internet. It became possible thanks to end-to-end encryption — in order to make this happen, you need at least two devices, and then when you configure, the program generates a key that is unique to each of them.
After configuring the device public key begins to be broadcast via Bluetooth, which is constantly updated, however, is associated with the first version, which is a private key, so the device still can be found. In order to “Locator” found a lost or stolen device, you need to stand with him was the other Apple gadgets — for example, through the iPhone. The phone will search for Bluetooth device public key, encrypt with it a location and will send to the Apple server along with the encrypted key that will play the role of the identifier.
“It is amazing that all this interaction is completely encrypted and anonymous. The app uses a tiny data bits that can be embedded in existing network traffic, so you don’t need to worry about battery life, data usage or privacy,” explained the publication of Wired’s senior Vice President for software development, Apple’s Craig Federighi.
We will remind, on 3 June at the worldwide developers conference WWDC in California, Apple introduced its new developments. Among them, the black theme on iOS and a separate operating system for the iPad. Apple also declined media player iTunes — the new version of macOS, the company has divided it into three separate applications. Now music, TV shows, and podcasts are located on different platforms, however, still associated with Apple Music.
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