Apple took a dig at Facebook in their recently released company document discussing data privacy
Apple took a dig at Facebook in their recently released company document discussing data privacy.
Apple released a privacy document named "A Day in the Life of Your Data" recently which mentions how third-party companies could track your data through apps and websites. The document has screenshots of Facebook's mobile app as an example, which is a not so subtle dig at the company's data practices.
Mobile apps include six trackers from third-party companies for the "sole purpose of collecting and tracking people and their personal information,". The documentation shows what different type of information and entities can gather from an average user's day to day routine.
Moreover, users is unaware that their data is being collected by some apps. The operation on the user end is very normal, like taking a stroll in the park, taking a selfie, and more. The four major privacy features shows more details on App Tracking Transparency which will require apps to request user permission to track.
The company will implement these changes in the upcoming builds of iOS and iPadOS 14 along with tvOS 14. The new updates with security enhancements is planed to release before the 3rd quarter.
This move by Apple might give some trouble to many companies, it is best suited to ask user consent before gathering private data. We will share more details on Apple's attempts to tighten user privacy and security as soon as we hear it.
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