More file, folder and permissions magic courtesy of Catalina’s privacy system. How to tag a Photos library.
What is the Accessibility list for in the Privacy tab of Security & Privacy? If you don’t use any Accessibility features, does it do anything?
Where does Apple warn the user that four stray files in an unprotected folder are specially protected by the Sandbox kernel extension?
Additional to the protected folders listed in the Privacy pane, macOS has a secret list of files which are also read-only. Apple hasn’t documented these.
Unique because Location Services isn’t managed by TCC, but by its own locationd service, and is invariably shared in iCloud.
Fixes a bug which could cause the app to crash when starting to run an audit.
Running an AppleScript which tries to run a shell command with root privileges can fail. Here’s why, and what we can’t do about it.
Although 10.15.3 fixes a serious bug in Mail and Catalina is steadily maturing, there are many users who still shouldn’t upgrade.
The behaviour of quarantine flags, SIP flags, and the mysterious new com.apple.macl attribute, which never ceases to puzzle.
Despite the lack of documentation from Apple, here’s a full rundown on the only tool provided to control privacy settings.