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

07 June, 2018, 17:13 | Author: Shawn Conner
  • Apple CEO Tim Cook enters the stage for a keynote address during the Apple Worldwide Developer Conference in San Jose California

According to the Times, Facebook formed data-sharing partnerships with tech giants including Apple and Samsung in deals that gave device makers access to users' information, such as relationship status and political affiliation.

"Do you want to allow "facebook.com" to use cookies and website data while browsing [this site]?" When people visit sites, the characteristics of their device can be used by advertisers to create a "fingerprint" to track them. Last year, the company launched an Intelligent Tracking system that makes it more hard for advertisers to follow users around the web. 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.

Apple's software-focused event on Monday was a momentous moment - for Facebook Inc. In addition to the new privacy measures, Apple also introduced new features that will encourage users to limit the amount of time they spend on their phones.

"We've all seen these like buttons and share buttons", Federighi told the crowd. Along with ways to limit distracting notifications from iPhones, a new Screen Time feature allows people to more tightly control and monitor time spent in applications. "These partners signed agreements that prevented people's Facebook information from being used for any other goal than to recreate Facebook-like experiences", the firm said.

Parents will be able to set limits for the time their children set in apps and get detailed reports regarding which apps are used.

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At its annual developer conference on Monday, Apple rolled out new features that seem like pointed barbs at Facebook.

"This is beyond remarkable", Cook said, noting that the online App Store will be 10 years old in July. "We think privacy is a fundamental right".

While the feature will make launching apps and using the keyboard faster on newer phones, it's also an indicator that Apple is catering to older phones as more people are hanging onto their devices for longer. Some analysts remained unimpressed, saying Apple is lagging rivals in key areas like artificial intelligence as the smartphone market matures.

CalSTRS and Jana, which, combined, owned about $2 billion in Apple stock, say the company could help minimize "unintentional negative consequences" of overusing digital devices and spending too much time on social media.

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

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