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.
“Help keep Facebook free of charge” pic.twitter.com/mOB9WJpz9A
— ashkan soltani (@ashk4n) April 30, 2021
SOURCES – Facebook, Twitter
Written By Brian Wang, Nextbigfuture.com (Brian owns shares of apple and Facebook)
Brian Wang is a Futurist Thought Leader and a popular Science blogger with 1 million readers per month. His blog Nextbigfuture.com is ranked #1 Science News Blog. It covers many disruptive technology and trends including Space, Robotics, Artificial Intelligence, Medicine, Anti-aging Biotechnology, and Nanotechnology.
Known for identifying cutting edge technologies, he is currently a Co-Founder of a startup and fundraiser for high potential early-stage companies. He is the Head of Research for Allocations for deep technology investments and an Angel Investor at Space Angels.
A frequent speaker at corporations, he has been a TEDx speaker, a Singularity University speaker and guest at numerous interviews for radio and podcasts. He is open to public speaking and advising engagements.