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My New Apple Watch is a Privacy Nightmare

And a voyeur’s dream

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I’ve had my new iPhone and Apple Watch for a couple weeks now, and have been quite happy with what I’ve been discovering. I’ve managed to turn off some notifications so that my wrist isn’t buzzing every minute, which has made me much happier. The notifications I do get are largely unobtrusive and can easily be silenced or ignored if they’re not immediately…




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