Big Sur telling Apple what app you’ve opened isn’t a security or privacy issue

After a problem on Thursday, Apple’s app security measures have come under fire for reporting back what users are running on their Mac. But, the privacy concerns of bad actors potentially monitoring app usage are not be as big an issue as one researcher suggests.
macOS Big Sur is under fire for a security feature that has existed for years before its release.

On Thursday, macOS users reported issues trying to upgrade the operating system to macOS Big Sur, while others ended up having trouble running applications even without upgrading. The problem was determined to be server-related, with an issue on Apple’s side preventing Apple’s certificate checking function from working properly.

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