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iOS 14.5 arrives today and practically every ad supported app is going to hit you with the equivalent of the EU cookie banner.— Dare Obasanjo (@Carnage4Life) April 26, 2021
The coverage of this from both WSJ at https://t.co/xRqQt9rdEu and the Financial Times has been informative on the ramifications across the industry. pic.twitter.com/ydMtfxfuvY
.@karaswisher: Facebook will adapt to Apple's privacy changes. She discusses Facebook's worry over Apple's new software update. "The only places to advertise are Facebook and Google so maybe that is the problem." @CNBCTechCheck https://t.co/dcZluAh6lL pic.twitter.com/TTkgPo1LbD— CNBC (@CNBC) April 26, 2021
If you have an iPhone, please update to iOS 14.5. It contains a total reworking of it’s universal privacy features and now requires your consent before anything is allowed to track or gather your information. Zuckerberg has been trying to block this update in court for months https://t.co/pRWu7jrYcA— Auggie (@AutumnDork) April 26, 2021
Today, Apple will release iOS 14.5, one of its most anticipated software updates for iPhones & iPads in years. It includes a new privacy tool, called App Tracking Transparency, which should provide more control over how data is shared. https://t.co/dddNhQcIVh— Michelle Manafy (@michellemanafy) April 26, 2021
At a 2019 mogul fest, Zuckerberg asked Cook his opinion of the Cambridge Analytic data debacle. Cook responded acidly that FB should delete any information collected. Two years later, Zuck and Cook’s opposing positions have exploded into an all-out war. https://t.co/AhqeZfJ8I5— katie rosman (@katierosman) April 26, 2021
One thing I don't understand is why, if Facebook and Apple are at each others' throats, Facebook doesn't start lobbying for app store legislation to break Apple's monopoly.— Matt Stoller (@matthewstoller) April 26, 2021
Apple or FB? Neither. FB wants to keep collecting info about us to sell. 🍎 wants to protect some privacy as $ premium feature. Privacy is our right. Social media is an essential public utility. WE NEED A PUBLIC OPTION designed around user needs & rights.https://t.co/B5fNeUcWCQ pic.twitter.com/V9K6tIbRgO— David Grinspoon (@DrFunkySpoon) April 26, 2021
Wow, here is another great report on the Apple changes. This one from @lilyhnewman @WIRED who also nails the nuance in what is impacted here especially the type of data collection being blocked by default without consent. https://t.co/udi3vic1Ig pic.twitter.com/o9i1Td0bQa— Jason Kint (@jason_kint) April 26, 2021
It's fascinating that FB has completely lost the war of public opinion against Apple despite having a strong starting position (people like free stuff and care more about privacy in theory!) and owning the world's biggest persuasion machine. https://t.co/dCmBFRiv29— Kevin Roose (@kevinroose) April 26, 2021
This really is some of the best PR I have ever seen.— Gavin Baker (@GavinSBaker) April 26, 2021
What a win for Apple.
Would be equally easy to frame this as "Apple taking advantage of quasi monopoly power to increase its own services/advertising revenue by disadvantaging 3rd party apps."https://t.co/RzDVldCMjs
The NYTimes helped memorialize the launch date of iOS 14.5 with the anti-tracking features by publishing this article on the fight between Facebook and Apple.— Miguel de Icaza (@migueldeicaza) April 26, 2021
Includes details about Facebook hiring a company to attack Apple's reputation, read it here:https://t.co/iiwdiVuT6Z
Aaaand update!— Ulrike Franke (@RikeFranke) April 26, 2021
Apple's iOS 14.5 update for iPhones and iPads which is launched *today* includes a new privacy tool, called App Tracking Transparency, which could give us more control over how our data is shared.#SurveillanceCapitalismhttps://t.co/ZckiIkf99O
Mr. Zuckerberg asked Mr. Cook how he would handle the fallout from the controversy, people with knowledge of the conversation said. Mr. Cook responded acidly that FB should delete any info that it had collected about people outside of its core apps.— Kush Katakia (@kushkatakia) April 26, 2021
What a standup guy, with a totally not shady, extractive business "Mr. Zuckerberg told his lieutenants that Facebook 'needed to inflict pain' upon Apple and Mr. Cook"— Elise Hu (@elisewho) April 26, 2021
Tim Cook: "If I’m asked who our biggest competitors are, they would not be listed"https://t.co/2ZAMdvVp7c
Tim Cook and Mark Zuckerberg met at Sun Valley in 2019.— Jack Nicas (@jacknicas) April 26, 2021
Facing scandal, Zuck asked Cook for advice. Cook told him to delete much of Facebook's data. Zuck was stunned -- and ignored him.
Now their feud has gotten even worse.
Apple and Facebook's fight intensifies with the release of a new iPhone feature today that requires apps to get permission to track people on other apps.— Jack Nicas (@jacknicas) April 26, 2021
Most people are expected to block that tracking -- and Facebook isn't happy.@bxchen explains here: https://t.co/Dv1SNijOEq
iPhone friends, install the new iOS update, which contains the anti-tracking features that Facebook despises.— Miguel de Icaza (@migueldeicaza) April 26, 2021
And make sure you deny Facebook the tracking capabilities, so I can live vicariously through you (I have deleted all Facebook apps from my phone - for health reasons). pic.twitter.com/x6Dyq0UGIJ
Don’t trust the surveillance capitalists. They’re shameless scoundrels. They make fake accounts and fake news to run targeted attacks against any challengers to their abusive business models. https://t.co/GljZGL9FWc via @MikeIsaac @jacknicas pic.twitter.com/jYslGpWuio— David Carroll (@profcarroll) April 26, 2021
Zuckerberg has considered filing an antitrust suit against Apple.— Matt Stoller (@matthewstoller) April 26, 2021
I don't get why he doesn't go after the app store moat. That wouldn't hurt Facebook.
"In 2017, a DC political firm funded by Facebook published anonymous articles criticizing Mr. Cook and created a false campaign to draft him as a presidential candidate, presumably to upend his relationship with Trump."— Matt Stoller (@matthewstoller) April 26, 2021
Billionaires are weird.https://t.co/GJiUD65IUt
"When an app wants to follow our activities to share information with third parties such as advertisers, a window will show up on our Apple device to ask for our permission to do so. If we say no, the app must stop monitoring and sharing our data."https://t.co/vpV0BP1joq— Mary Mary. 🗽 (@MsMaryRuthie) April 26, 2021
You'll notice one of the key arguments from FB is that tracking will help them "keep Facebook/Instagram free of charge"— Kurt Wagner (@KurtWagner8) April 26, 2021
I imagine this line will work on a lot of people. Of course, if you don't accept tracking, FB won't suddenly start charging you
FB is very concerned that if people only see the Apple prompt they will not allow tracking. That would be v bad for FB's targeted ads business— Kurt Wagner (@KurtWagner8) April 26, 2021
7/ You got it: Facebook— Morning Brew ☕️ (@MorningBrew) April 26, 2021
Facebook took to App Tracking Transparency like a foot to a stray Lego piece.
In a PR blitz following Apple’s announcement, it argued that small businesses would be hurt without the ability to send users targeted FB ads. pic.twitter.com/ye1ZVMJDOj
With Apple’s iOS 14.5 “when an app wants to follow our activities to share information with third parties...a window will show up on our Apple device to ask for our permission to do so. If we say no, the app must stop monitoring and sharing our data.” https://t.co/odXeAheEf1— Daniel Munro (@dk_munro) April 26, 2021
KELLY: Apple’s adding a privacy feature that lets you restrict apps from sharing your data. But this article says there’s pushback?— Schubes (@Schubes17) April 26, 2021
ME: That’s odd, because that sounds good.
KELLY: Some guy is quoted that it’ll hurt small businesses.
ME: What, is he from Facebook?
Sure enough... pic.twitter.com/wzKQwrL0hQ
Here is the pop-up that Facebook plans to show users right before they have to decide whether to allow FB to "track" them on iOS 14.— Kurt Wagner (@KurtWagner8) April 26, 2021
So you'll see the FB screen first, then a version of this permissions screen from Apple (imagine "Venmo" is replaced with "Facebook") pic.twitter.com/iJB7Z1xxPS
iOS 14.5, available now, brings App Tracking Transparency which requires apps to get the user’s permission before tracking their data across apps or websites owned by other companies for advertising, or sharing their data with data brokers.https://t.co/3ZBaX7074h— Frederic Jacobs (@FredericJacobs) April 26, 2021
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