Apple is going to track your calls and emails and give your device a 'trust score' to combat fraud
- Apple is going to start using your phone call and email data in an attempt to combat fraud.
- The data will give devices a "trust score," and it could help Apple detect fraudulent transactions, reviews, and accounts.
Apple will start using call and email data to calculate trust scores for your devices in a bid to combat fraud.
Essentially, Apple will assign devices "trust scores" based on phone call and email data. Gizmodo said this could help Apple police fraudulent purchases, reviews, and accounts. But as Apple makes clear, the data won't sit on its servers forever.
The update comes at a time when US lawmakers are asking Apple how it handles the personal data of its users. Apple CEO Tim Cook has been consistently strident in his view that hoarding personal data is a bad thing,
"We felt strongly about privacy when no one cared," Cook said in June. "We could not see the specific details, but we could see that the building of the detailed profile on people likely would result in significant harm over time."
Business Insider has contacted Apple for comment.