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iOS 14.5

Facebook vs. Apple

Facebook threatens to start charging for apps if people block iPhone tracking

May 3rd, 2021

Facebook’s big iPhone nightmare has arrived. iOS 14.5 comes with a privacy feature called App Tracking Transparency (ATT) that forces all developers to ask permission before tracking users across apps and services. Like other social platforms, Facebook has been tracking users online for years without ever asking for consent. But the company’s sustained campaign against …

Facebook vs. Apple

Facebook just confirmed how badly its iPhone privacy nightmare will hurt

April 29th, 2021

Facebook has been attacking Apple’s new privacy protections developed for iOS 14 since late last year. Once Apple started rolling out the app privacy labels that inform iPhone and iPad users how much data an app can collect, Facebook started an ad campaign claiming that Apple will hurt the open internet and small business. The …

iOS 14.5

Here’s why some Facebook employees are calling Tim Cook a hypocrite

April 27th, 2021

In the lead-up to Monday’s arrival of the long-awaited iOS 14.5 — the new version of Apple’s mobile operating software that strikes a blow against the creepy user tracking underpinning Facebook’s business model — there was a particular dynamic that consistently dominated much of the press coverage. Things tended to be put in pretty binary …