Apple improves privacy controls in growing spat with Facebook

Analyst Ming Chi Kuo predicts that Apple may release these three iPhones.                  MacRumors

Craig Federighi, senior VP of software engineering at Apple, told a standing-room pack with almost 6,000 software developers at the Worldwide Developers Conference of Apple in Silicon Valley, stated that as the "like" buttons and the "comment" fields on Facebook can be utilized to track the subscriber, so this year Apple is shutting those down.

Apple CEO Tim Cook defended the iPhone maker's data practices Monday in the wake of an explosive New York Times report that said it was among tech firms that had access to Facebook users' personal information - insisting "we've never been in the data business".

Apple says that iOS 12 is created to make everyday tasks on iPhone and iPad faster and more responsive with performance improvements across the system. "Well, it turns out these can be used to track you, whether you click on them or not", he said. What we did was we integrated the ability to share in the operating system, make it simple to share a photo and that sort of thing.

That's very strong evidence that it's coming, but it's not the only evidence, as iOS 12 also brings multiple user support to Face ID, which is a feature that would be far more useful on an iPad than an iPhone, since tablets are typically shared more than phones.

To counter this, Apple will present web pages with less details about the computer, the BBC report said. 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. Safari will also prevents advertisers from collecting characteristics specific to each user's mobile device so they can't identify your device and retarget ads to users.

Barcelona president hopes Lionel Messi’s Argentina can win 2018 World Cup
Messi moved to Barcelona at the age of 13 and would have been eligible to play for Spain. "But it wouldn't have been the same". As we move towards the 2018 FIFA World Cup, fans are busy piling unrealistic expectations on Barcelona FC legend Lionel Messi .

The Screen Time app will now tell users about the duration of time they spend on apps.

Facebook executives have pushed back against critics like Apple. But when a prompt ask users whether they want to be tracked or not in no uncertain language, most are going to say no.

Some of the controls are similar to those unveiled by Google last month, when it revealed plans to have phones go into "shush" mode when placed face down on a table and have the screen show only greyscale colors late at night.

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In terms of measuring the success of the iPhone, "We've never been focused on usage as a key parameter", Cook said.

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