Apple slams Facebook

Bradley Prior

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Apple slams Facebook

Apple Inc. on Thursday slammed Facebook Inc. and other internet giants for their ad-targeting practices in response to a letter questioning a decision by the iPhone maker to delay a new privacy feature. [Bloomberg]
 

konfab

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By contrast, Facebook and others have a very different approach to targeting. Not only do they allow the grouping of users into smaller segments, they use detailed data about online browsing activity to target ads. Facebook executives have made clear their intent is to collect as much data as possible across both first and third party products to develop and monetize detailed profiles of their users, and this disregard for user privacy continues to expand to include more of their products.
They don't like Facebook doing what they already do

Just read Apple's response to the concerns that people raised about their operating system:

Update (11/16/2020): Apple has published a support document update in response to Paul’s concerns. It reads:

We do not use data from these checks to learn what individual users are launching or running on their devices.
Notarization checks if the app contains known malware using an encrypted connection that is resilient to server failures.
These security checks have never included the user’s Apple ID or the identity of their device. To further protect privacy, we have stopped logging IP addresses associated with Developer ID certificate checks, and we will ensure that any collected IP addresses are removed from logs.
In addition, over the the next year we will introduce several changes to our security checks:
A new encrypted protocol for Developer ID certificate revocation checks
Strong protections against server failure
A new preference for users to opt out of these security protections


Trust us , we won't do anything nefarious with the software that we have programmed to send user data.
 

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I do not think Apple is trying to collect data on a personal level, logs and info on their products and usage: yes but to improve the products. Mistakes in some cases yes, really deliberate ,no.
Are they striving for privacy, yes, they made their money selling products, and still do, Facebook sells you...any and all they can dredge about you.
 

UrBaN963

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Yea, agreed.

Difference is, Apple sell a product. Facebook offer a free service, meaning YOU are the product.
 

Johnatan56

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I do not think Apple is trying to collect data on a personal level, logs and info on their products and usage: yes but to improve the products. Mistakes in some cases yes, really deliberate ,no.
Are they striving for privacy, yes, they made their money selling products, and still do, Facebook sells you...any and all they can dredge about you.
Apple is starting to/has already made a lot of the move into software as a service, that means they do use your data to help sell the service.

Don't trust Apple or MS either, just better than FB.

Facebook is just pretty obvious about it.
 

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I dont like how Apple allows Facebook to know what other apps I have installed on my phone. Install an ap, then the producer of that ap is all over my FB feed.
 
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