CEO Tim Cook Rejects Report Apple May Abuse Facebook Data

Analyst Ming Chi Kuo predicts that Apple may release these three iPhones.                  MacRumors

Analyst Ming Chi Kuo predicts that Apple may release these three iPhones. MacRumors

ScreenshotThe next version of Apple's Safari browser will allow users alert users to the tracking Facebook and other companies do through "like" buttons and comment boxes and allow them to block it. "What we did was we integrated the ability to share in the operating system, make it simple to share a photo and that sort of thing", he said, adding that "We weren't in the data business". If you don't use Facebook, the Like button won't record your browser history but will push ads to you that suggest you join Facebook. "This year, we're shutting that down".

Apple's chief executive Tim Cook had previously described Facebook's practices as being an "invasion of privacy" - an opinion Facebook's founder Mark Zuckerberg had denounced as being "glib".

After recent news that Facebook provided "deep access" to smart device makers to access user data, and that the company also failed to report this information to consumers or the U.S. government, many are publicly voicing their displeasure with the actions of the social network company.

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People can set time limits on specific apps and get alerts reminding them to stop using that software as the limit approaches. Users will now be able to get a few summary of the time they spend on the phone and how long they are on certain apps.

Federighi did not name Facebook during his speech, but he did use the social media giant as an example when he shared a screenshot of the new Safari feature in action.

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. They'll come with iOS 12 and macOS Mojave, both of which are due out later this year. They have some services. 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. Along with added options for curbing smartphone addiction and a walkie-talkie function, Apple unveiled some much-needed privacy features on the Mac.

I think that 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. And in demonstrating App Limits, the app that got cut off was Instagram, which Facebook owns. For years, Facebook has followed users around the web with the help of its tiny thumbs-up button. "We may not even recognize how distracted we've become". Lax policies around sharing data with third parties led to the leak of Facebook user information to consultancy Cambridge Analytica, which worked on Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign.

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