iOS 11 now allows you to send incoming SMS messages through third-party filters, just like spam processing in email programs. The good ones are filtered into your main Messages view, while the bad ones land in a separate tab.This feature is already available in Hiya app’s version 4.0 update. This extends the app’s previous call-blocking and call-identification support.This is the fourth time Apple has layered spam- and abuse-related features into iOS. The previous three were: manual phone number and email address blocking in iOS 7 for voice calls, SMS, iMessages, and FaceTime; iMessage filtering for senders outside your Contacts in iOS 8; and call blocking and identification in iOS 10.In this go-round, Apple isn’t disguising the fact that it is trusting third parties with the option to offload and process what could be highly personal information. When the feature is turned on, iOS puts an unusual second hurdle in the way. It notes that SMS or MMS (multimedia messages) could contain sensitive information, confirmation codes for logins to bank accounts, and the like. You have to tap Enable to proceed.Apple has put safeguards in place, but those squeamish about where their information winds up might prefer spam to filtering. And… Read full this story
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