CEO Tim Cook Rejects Report Apple May Abuse Facebook Data

Posted June 07, 2018

"As with all Apple software updates, enhanced privacy and security remain a top priority in iOS 12", Apple said in a statement. Still, Monday's announcements are another step in a brewing spat with Facebook over privacy and data collection.

Through a combination of Apple's Family Sharing feature and Screen Time, parents are able to take more control over a child's iOS device (s).

APPLE HAS QUIETLY added support for multi-user Face ID support in iOS 12.

"Screen Time" creates detailed daily and weekly "Activity Reports" that show the total time a person spends in each app they use, their usage across categories of apps, how many notifications they receive and how often they pick up their iPhone or iPad.

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"Here Apple is allowing users to see when tracking is enabled on a website - actually being able to visually see that with a prompt is breaking new ground".

As of now, Google Hangouts allows up to 10 people in a video call, which is fine in most situations, but Apple figures why not allow users the ability to have a group FaceTime call with 32 people.

The latest privacy updates, among a host of others, were unveiled on the WWDC stage by Craig Federighi, Apple senior VP of software engineering, who said: "There can be a lot of sensitive data on your devices, and we think you should be in control of who sees it". Based on prior predictions, iOS 12 the release date for iOS 12 should be in September to coincide with the release of new iPhone devices for 2018.

"Well it turns out these can be used to track you, whether you click on them or not", Federighi was quoted as saying.

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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.

Research has shown that 92% of U.S. teens go online daily, and 24% admit they're online "almost constantly". Inaugurating its yearly developers' conference, Apple appeared to be distinguishing itself from Facebook, which has gotten under the skin of privacy activists, and even demonstrated how its product could keep the social network sites from following subscribers on Apple apps and devices.

"The App Store has fundamentally changed the way we live".

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