Apple CEO Tim Cook Says Company Hasn't Collected Data Available From Facebook

Apple CEO Tim Cook Says Company Hasn't Collected Data Available From Facebook

Apple CEO Tim Cook Says Company Hasn't Collected Data Available From Facebook

Safari on macOS will also prevent social media Like buttons, Share buttons, or comment widgets from tracking the user similar to how it will work on iOS.

Cook says, with their partnership with Facebook, they simply made the ability to share in the operating system simpler, which did not need access to user data. When people visit sites, the characteristics of their device can be used by advertisers to create a "fingerprint" to track them. "And so this year, we are shutting that down".

If Apple CEO Tim Cook's comments toward Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg were any indication, Apple is on the opposite end of the privacy spectrum from Facebook when it comes to user data. Apple's software updates have become more and more demanding on older devices as newer devices are built with technology that's able to handle them.

In iPhone, iPad, and Mac software updates later this year, Apple's default Safari web browser will show a pop-up window asking users for permission before loading share buttons from social networks including Facebook. "This will allow "facebook.com" to track your activity".

According to a report by The Indian Express, Apple CEO said: "The things mentioned in the Times article about relationship statuses and all these kinds of stuff, this is so foreign to us, and not data that we have ever received at all or requested", he said.

The company is also taking they spend with particular apps and to fight back against the tactics Facebook and other companies use to repeatedly lure them back into their services.

AppleIn showing off the new App Limits feature for the iPhone, Apple used Facebook-owned Instagram as its example for an app that might be block for exceeding preset time limits.

I think that the privacy thing has gotten totally out of control and I think most people are not aware of who is tracking them, how much they're being tracked and the large amounts of detailed data that are out there about them.

Apple's software-focused event on Monday was a momentous moment - for Facebook Inc. This applies even if a user does not have a Facebook account or are logged out of their Facebook account from the Safari browser. Lax policies around sharing data with third parties led to the leak of Facebook user information to consultancy Cambridge Analytica, which worked on Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign.

Apple has tried to distinguish itself from the other big tech giants, particularly Facebook and Google, by promoting its privacy and security practices.

Related news