Reviewed October 1st, 2020
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Apple, Inc.


The iPad. The tablet that changed how everyone has lived. How you watch TV in bed, how your children eat dinner at restaurants, and how our parents take pictures. The iPad is one of the easiest systems to use, and is recommeded for all. The iPad is pretty cheap as well, ranging from $329 to $469.

Breach History

Has there ever been a breach or data leak?


Date of last breach

August 2020

Google security researchers claimed that the Apple iPhones and iPads had suffered from massive securtiy breaches. Specifically, how hackers placed monitoring implants in untold number of devices. This implant was inserted when users visited unspecificed hack websites and supposedly had gone for two years. Be wary!

Privacy Checklist

Does it meet our minimum privacy standards?

Is any kind of biometric data collected (health, heart, voice, etc.)?


Are you able to delete your data / the data collected about you?


Does it use cookies, telemetry, or third-party tracking scripts?


Is the privacy policy user-friendly (easy to understand)?


Does it have parental controls?


Does it use encryption to protect your data both in-transit and at-rest?


Does it get regular software and / or firmware updates?


Does it require you to create a strong password?


Is there a system in place for managing security vulnerabilities?


Does it have a privacy policy?


How Can It Snoop?

What sensitive hardware access requirements does it have?

Does it have a camera or request / require access to a camera?


Does it have a microphone or request / require access to a microphone?


Does it track your location or request / require access to location data?


Account Requirements

What information is required to create an account or use it?

Does it require an email address to use?


Does it require a phone number to use?


Does it require an address (home or office) to use?


Payment Options

What payment methods are available?

Are you able to use a credit card as a payment option?


Are you able to use a cryptocurrency as a payment option?


Are you able to use PayPal as a payment option?


Are you able to use cash or gift cards as a payment option?


What Could Go Wrong?

What's the worst case scenario for your data?

Apple does a good job with privacy and security. Therefore, there are not many privacy or security risks. Just always make sure that you control your children's use of the iPad and make sure you keep an eye on what they are searching and watching.

How Does It Share Your Data?

Where is your data going? Who has access to it?

Apple does not share your data with third parties for commercial or marketing purposes. All of your Siri voice requests are anonymous and Apple auto-deletes them after 6 months.

Good Things

Why should you use it?

  • Apple security and privacy process is strong and there is a system in palce to manage vulnerabilites and regular software/hardware updates.
  • Does not share iPad data with third parties for marketing or commercial purposes.
  • Privacy information is fairly simple and easy-to-read.

Bad Things

What are the downsides?

  • Apple has grown vastly, so hackers may try and get your information.
  • But, Apple's security creates a situation where there are not many cons.

Final Thoughts

Of all the big tech companies, Apple appears to take user privacy most seriously. Although Apple does collect a significant amount of information on its users, this information is never shared with third parties. Always use any products from big tech companies with caution, but Apple products should be safer than most others.

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