Give Facebook Data Access or Pay

Apple iOS 14.5 requires all apps to ask for permission before data is shared. Facebook and Instagram have notices that if you do not share your data with them that there may be future charges.

Apple’s App Store forbid apps from offering incentives for users to allow themselves to be tracked.

I don’t Apple or Facebook are battling over user privacy. The battle is for financial gain. Apple’s long term financial interests in this case are more aligned with user privacy. However, Apple will use lock-in and other tactics that are against user interests if it is in the financial interest of Apple.

SOURCES – Facebook, Twitter
Written By Brian Wang, (Brian owns shares of apple and Facebook)