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Apple unveils tool to let users change, delete data

Apple Inc. unveiled a new feature that allows users to download, change or delete all the data that their iPhones have collected, Reuters reported Oct. 17.

The tool, which was rolled out for users in the European Union earlier this year, will become available for the users in the U.S., Canada, Australia and New Zealand. The tool will also users to suspend their Apple account or permanently delete it.

Apple devices such as the iPhone and Apple Watch collect user information such as whom they email, call and text, along with biometric data such as heart rates and fingerprints. Users can access the tool at the company's privacy website.

The news came after Apple urged users to enable two-factor authentication on all Apple ID accounts as it acknowledged that "a small number" of Chinese customers without the multistep login had seen their accounts hacked via phishing scams.