unloading Apple spying services

Discussion in 'OS X Mavericks (10.9)' started by Vivs, Nov 16, 2013.

  1. Vivs macrumors newbie

    Nov 16, 2013
    I recently unloaded locationd+findmymac services. Which other services send information back to Apple?
  2. cerberusss, Nov 16, 2013
    Last edited: Nov 17, 2013

    cerberusss macrumors 6502a


    Aug 25, 2013
    The Netherlands
    It doesn't send information back to Apple per se, but you could turn off Bonjour advertising on the local network:


    Edit: some other thoughts.

    You can turn off diagnostics reporting: Choose Apple >System Preferences, click Security & Privacy, and then click Privacy. Deselect “Send diagnostic and usage data to Apple.”

    You already found iCloud, but you can also turn off automatic updates in the App Store section of System Preferences.

    And afterwards, install Little Snitch, a firewall that reports outgoing connections. If you don't want to spend money on that, open the commandline and type "man netstat" to find out about the netstat command.

    It's a pretty interesting project -- an OS X installation that does not send traffic unless specifically user-initiated.

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