Apple to introduce new privacy features for devices

Apple to introduce new privacy features for devices

Apple to introduce new privacy features for devices

The deals gave device makers access to users' information, such as relationship status and political affiliation.

Zuckerberg appeared before congress in April following the revelation that Facebook had exposed data on up to 87 million users to Cambridge Analytica, a research firm that worked with the Trump campaign. "Contrary to claims by the New York Times, friends' information, like photos, was only accessible on devices when people made a decision to share their information with those friends". Those same data protection principles were applied to the BlackBerry Facebook app which was developed using a Facebook device-integrated API for BlackBerry which enabled our handset customers to access Facebook functionality on their BlackBerry devices.

Apple also upgraded its TV app, making it easier for people to log into all channels using one cable log-in.

And it has said the circumstances were "very different" from those involved in the Cambridge Analytica scandal, in which user data was used for different purposes.

Apple tells the Times its access to the data ended in September; Amazon and Samsung declined to comment. As such, it offered APIs to allow device-makers to "recreate Facebook-like experiences of their individual devices or operating systems".

But the Times said that the user permissions were not always explicit as required by the 2011 consent decree with the FTC.

Earlier this year, Apple added a new privacy panel to its operating systems, explaining in plain language why, how, and what data is collected from Apple devices and by specific applications.

Facebook has faced tough public questioning over its data practices since the US and United Kingdom governments began investigating Cambridge Analytica's alleged abuse of personal information from the social network. The data transfer was based on a connection the phone's software was allowed to make, directly to Facebook's information.

Zuckerberg was adamant before Congress that Facebook is seriously committed to users' privacy.

Unlike developers that provide games and services to Facebook users, the device partners can use Facebook data only to provide versions of "the Facebook experience", the officials were quoted as saying.

"As a result, your Mac will look like everybody else's Mac, and it'll be drastically more hard for data companies to identify your device and track you", Federighi claims. The partnerships came into play when smartphones were much less powerful than they are today, and the concept of a Facebook app as we know it now was not possible. "I think most people are not aware of who is tracking them, how much they're being tracked and the large amounts of detailed data that are out there about them". Facebook acknowledged that some partners did store users' data, including data from their Facebook friends, on their own servers, but said that those practices abided by strict agreements.

"Companies must protect users' data by default".

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