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

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In 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.

"[Apps] try to draw us in for fear of missing out", Federighi said. When websites have those icons, they send information about people's web activity back to Facebook, which uses the information to fill out the personal digital dossiers they have on billions of people in order to improve how it tailors the advertisements Facebook sells. "And so this year, we are shutting that down".

Amidst yet another privacy scandal that Facebook is at the centre of, it was revealed that the social media platform has been sharing user's personal data with several dozen smartphone companies.

But, if it proves to be popular, the possibility of Google adopting a similar feature for Chrome, both on desktop operating systems and its Android mobile operating system, would increase the pressure on Facebook to react. They have music. But it really isn't important to Apple to collect a lot of data on you so they can target average advertising to you.

One of the new features, which will be built into the next version of the company's Safari web browser, will block Facebook and other companies from using the "like" buttons and comment fields that often appear on pages around the web.

Some of the new features will allow users to block Facebook and other ad network operators from tracking their movements on the web.

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. They have some services.

In showing off Screen Time, the Facebook app was listed prominently at the top of the example list of apps that a hypothetical user spent the most time with. Following Facebook's, in which the data on up to 87 million of the social network's users was improperly obtained by a Trump-linked consulting firm, he was asked what he would do if he were in Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's place.

The changes are not Apple's most expansive in the privacy space, simply an evolution.

At last year's conference, Apple demonstrated the HomePod speaker, monoblock iMac Pro and a pair of the new iPad Pro. At the same time, European regulators have called for stricter privacy controls for users, called the GDPR, which went into effect in May.