Monday, 25 June, 2018

Apple just took a shot at Facebook's web-tracking empire

Apple CEO Tim Cook enters the stage for a keynote address during the Apple Worldwide Developer Conference in San Jose California Here are the highlights from Apple's 2018 Worldwide Developers' Conference
Wayne Curry | 07 June, 2018, 17:15

When users encounter "like" and "share" buttons from Facebook, the Safari browser will bring up a prompt, asking: "Do you want to allow "facebook.com" to use cookies and website data while browsing?"

"Well it turns out, these (like and share buttons) can be used to track you, whether you click on them or not". When websites have those icons, they send information about people's web activity back to Facebook, which uses the information to fill out the personal digital dossiers they have on billions of people in order to improve how it tailors the advertisements Facebook sells. "So this year, we're shutting that down", said Ferguson.

The Apple boss briefly insisted on how their way of operation was different from any other companies and how they never requested any personal data and information from Facebook because it was not suitable and it did not fit with Apple's way of operating.

Apple could change course on this-it wouldn't be the first time they said something isn't happening multiple times only for it to happen. When iOS 12 releases later this year, it will be available to all of the same iPhones that are capable of running iOS 11. In addition, Apple says when your browser is searching the web, they've made it more hard for, say, a company like Facebook to track where you go, and that is definitely a way that Facebook collects information. They have some services. Along with added options for curbing smartphone addiction and a walkie-talkie function, Apple unveiled some much-needed privacy features on the Mac.

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"I think the privacy thing has gotten totally out of control and I think most people are not aware of who is tracking them, how much they're being tracked and the large amounts of detailed data that are out there about them ..." "The world is recognizing that being always on, becoming increasingly addicted to our phones, and all these apps and social media, makes us less productive". Following Facebook's, in which the data on up to 87 million of the social network's users was improperly obtained by a Trump-linked consulting firm, he was asked what he would do if he were in Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's place.

The deals were forged before most people had access to the Facebook app on their phones, and allowed manufacturers to offer popular Facebook features on mobile, such as "like" buttons and messaging. Cook's: "I wouldn't be in that situation".

Apple has put a premium on user privacy for years.

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