Apple Denies Receiving Data From Facebook

Helen Aguilar
June 7, 2018

"Well it turns out these can be used to track you, whether you click on them or not", Federighi said.

The upcoming versions of the software powering iPhone and Mac computers will block the use of so-called "cookies" from Facebook "like" buttons that can follow people from one website to another, Apple said.

Apple on Monday announced a new app to allow users to get reports on how much their kids are using particular apps on their iPhones and iPads. When people visit sites, the characteristics of their device can be used by advertisers to create a "fingerprint" to track them.

According to The Wall Street Journal, Apple software chief Craig Federighi told the audience at the conference: "We've all seen these "like" buttons and "share" buttons".

The changes included in the iOS 12 operating system aim to streamline the user experience and indicate the company's priorities for the year ahead, which will focus on software that makes existing products more essential, rather than introducing game-changing new hardware.

Facebook also insisted firms like Apple did not abuse the access to information. At the same time, European regulators have called for stricter privacy controls for users, called the GDPR, which went into effect in May. Screen Time would also allow parents to limit access to some apps and websites.

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The controls include restrictions on specific apps or the whole phone.

"Privacy means people know what they're signing up for, in plain English and repeatedly", Jobs said.

Apple's senior vice president of Software Engineering Craig Federighi speaks during the 2018 Apple Worldwide Developer Conference at the San Jose Convention Center on June 4, 2018 in San Jose, Calif. Apple CEO Tim Cook kicked off the WWDC that runs through June 8.

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 United States government, many are publicly voicing their displeasure with the actions of the social network company.

"This is beyond remarkable", Cook said, noting that the online App Store will be 10 years old in July. We think privacy is a fundamental human right. Some analysts remained unimpressed, saying Apple is lagging rivals in key areas like artificial intelligence as the smartphone market matures. Safari will share a "simplified" profile to thwart this, Apple said.

"If Apple has major improvements to Siri in its labs, it did not show them off today".

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