Apple's Safari vows to stop Facebook from invading user privacy

Apple CEO Tim Cook enters the stage for a keynote address during the Apple Worldwide Developer Conference in San Jose California

This will ensure that Share, Like buttons and comment widgets on web pages can not be used to track a user without their permission.

"We've all seen these "like" buttons and "share" buttons", Apple's software chief Craig Federighi told the audience at its annual developers' conference in San Jose on Monday. While Facebook generates revenue from ads targeted with detailed information about users, Apple makes most of its money selling hardware products. When people visit sites, the characteristics of their device can be used by advertisers to create a "fingerprint" to track them.

The New York Times reported last week that Facebook had signed partnerships with device manufacturers like Apple and Samsung so that they could "recreate a Facebook-like experience" when it came to features such as messaging and "like" buttons without requiring an app. Apple says Safari will present, "simplified system information when users browse the web, preventing them from being tracked based on their system configuration". At the same time, European regulators have called for stricter privacy controls for users, called the GDPR, which went into effect in May.

Facebook said it "disagreed" with the report and that the agreements with device makers were far different from those with third-party developers including one which shared data with the political firm Cambridge Analytica.

Users will now be able to get a few summary of the time they spend on the phone and how long they are on certain apps. Screen Time would also allow parents to limit access to some apps and websites.

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Right now, controls give two options - all on or all off. Shareholders want more options for controls that help with screen-time management.

Here's some context: Many websites (including Bloomberg Opinion) have small icons to let people easily share articles or other pieces of web information to social networks, including Facebook, or to "like" that piece of digital information.

"This is beyond remarkable", Cook said, noting that the online App Store will be 10 years old in July.

Apple will make it easier to developers to port iPhone and iPad apps to the Mac, but that doesn't mean a touchscreen Mac is coming out. Some analysts remained unimpressed, saying Apple is lagging rivals in key areas like artificial intelligence as the smartphone market matures. He said that the idea to do something like this "is so foreign" to Apple.

"If Apple has major improvements to Siri in its labs, it did not show them off today".

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