Facebook puts pressure on iPhone users to allow in-app data tracking

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Facebook puts pressure on iPhone users to allow in-app data tracking

Facebook is putting pressure on its Apple iPhone and iPad users to allow in-app data tracking, following the iOS 14.5 privacy update.

With the latest update, Apple users are notified when an app is monitoring their personal data, and are given the option to choose which apps are allowed to monitor their activity across apps.

Both Facebook and Instagram are now showing notifications urging iOS users to authorise these features, which will allow them to see more personalised ads, while still supporting businesses and keeping the apps free.
 

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I don't really use facebook so haven't seen the notice but do have the blocking for tracking enabled(its default).

I guess fb gonna die then haha
 

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I believe there's only one correct response to Marky Mark and the Fakebook bunch...

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If it is no longer free, then their users base will shrink.
Which is not a bad thing because these days, people will rather take a photo of their burst geyser and post that on facebook BEFORE phoning the plumber. Ridiculous.
 

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Facebook puts pressure on iPhone users to allow in-app data tracking

Facebook is putting pressure on its Apple iPhone and iPad users to allow in-app data tracking, following the iOS 14.5 privacy update.

With the latest update, Apple users are notified when an app is monitoring their personal data, and are given the option to choose which apps are allowed to monitor their activity across apps.

Both Facebook and Instagram are now showing notifications urging iOS users to authorise these features, which will allow them to see more personalised ads, while still supporting businesses and keeping the apps free.
Simple fix really...I'll remove the app off my phone. Bleh to you Mark!
 

WollieVerstege

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I see no problem here.

As a capitalist I understand there is no such thing as a free lunch. Either I pay in cash, or in stuff they can convert to cash, i.e. my data.

As long as the paid version then has no adds.
 

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I see no problem here.

As a capitalist I understand there is no such thing as a free lunch. Either I pay in cash, or in stuff they can convert to cash, i.e. my data.

As long as the paid version then has no adds.
You don't see a problem in paying for an app or you don't see a problem with them accessing all your data across all your apps?
 

UrBaN963

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I haven't had any "pressure" from FB or Insta and I'm running the latest iOS and apps. Curious.
 

WollieVerstege

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You don't see a problem in paying for an app or you don't see a problem with them accessing all your data across all your apps?
You have a choice. Either pay for the app and keep everything private. Or you don't pay and accept that they will track some data about you, data that is already being tracked by Google, Apple, etc in any case. And just a correction, they cannot track any data from other apps, except those within the Facebook suite.
Because there is a choice I have no issue, if it was compulsory it would have a different view.
 

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Meh, I am really close to deleting Facebook anyways.

Instagram will also become worthless to me if the traffic on it dips dramatically becuase people need to pay. So then no hassle for me to delete that either.
Whatsapp I hate with a passion anyways so seeing it die with a payment model would bring great joy to me :ROFL:
 

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I haven't had any "pressure" from FB or Insta and I'm running the latest iOS and apps. Curious.
Go to your settings, then app privacy. Check if it’s turned on. It will also show you apps that have requested the permission already.
 

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I don't really use facebook so haven't seen the notice but do have the blocking for tracking enabled(its default).

I guess fb gonna die then haha
It’s not on by default, for some users. Also if you turn it off, it just means apps can’t ask you and thus they don’t get the permission. So no pop up.
 

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I don't really use facebook so haven't seen the notice but do have the blocking for tracking enabled(its default).

I guess fb gonna die then haha
No not really.
This will catch those not very tech (especially the older population).
Content creators that uses FB to market themselves of which there are millions will just do it.
Businesses small and large using FB to advertise.
Many people that just don't give a **** about privacy will just carry on.


Media/ Social companies like FB will always find people to continue using the service no matter the privacy intrusion.
 

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You have a choice. Either pay for the app and keep everything private. Or you don't pay and accept that they will track some data about you, data that is already being tracked by Google, Apple, etc in any case. And just a correction, they cannot track any data from other apps, except those within the Facebook suite.
Because there is a choice I have no issue, if it was compulsory it would have a different view.
Except there is no option to pay and keep things private, also I doubt anyone would be willing to pay for Facebook.
 

WollieVerstege

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Except there is no option to pay and keep things private, also I doubt anyone would be willing to pay for Facebook.
There is no option yet, but if to many people do not accept the terms then eventually they will have to start charging for it. I think it will go the same way as YouTube.
 
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