Apple's efforts to improve your digital privacy have met with surprisingly strong resistance from companies and agencies that want your info.
Seems that confidentiality hampers efforts to track buying habits—and bad guys.
The controversy revolves around what's called Apple Pay.
By employing the newly released payment system, users of the latest i-devices can now buy things without flashing a credit or debit card.
Google's offered a similar digital wallet for years, but Apple's version will not collect transaction info or store card numbers on your device.
Many retailers have bought in to Apple Pay.
It promises to be more secure than plastic, and companies such as Staples need all the help they can get when it comes to data security.
But other outfits, including retail giants Walmart and Best Buy, have rejected the Apple Pay technology because it prevents them from tracking customer-purchasing preferences.
They're working on a rival smartphone payment app called CurrentC.
他们正致力于打造一款名为 CurrentC更具竞争力的智能手机支付应用程序 。
Meanwhile, law enforcement has demonized Apple over iOS 8, which pass code-protects photos and other info on the newest iPhones and iPads.
同时，执法机构也视苹果的iOS8操作系统非人性化 。因为该公司的加密系统保护最新款手机和平板电脑上的照片和其它信息 。
Apple doesn't store the pass codes, so it cannot turn them over even if there's a warrant.
Google will offer similar device encryption in an upcoming version of Android.
Apple exerted its will on the music and publishing industries.
We'll see if the company has the clout to now move the needle on privacy.
1.card number 卡号
This generally results in your card number being phished.
Beware of phishing. Never purchase products or services by responding to an email. This generally results in your card number being phished.
谨防网络诈骗 。绝不通过电子邮件购买产品或服务 。这样通常的结果就是你的卡号被骗走了 。
2.work on 影响，对…起作用
The director worked on in the office until ten o'clock last night.
The nut has been worked on the spindle.