Apple Will Now Block Companies Like Facebook From Tracking You Online

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On March, the company grappled with the privacy scandal that was the Cambridge Analytica story which led to an "inappropriate" collection of data of upto 87 million people.

Safari will share a "simplified" profile to thwart this, Apple said.

"We've all seen these like buttons and share buttons", Apple software VP Craig Federighi said at the company's annual developer conference. New iOS 12 and MacOS Mojave software are to be released in the later part of this year. Wants to make it "dramatically more hard for these companies to track you".

During the interview, CEO Tim Cook is reported to have said that Apple believes in privacy as a fundamental human right.

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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.

The new feature, called Screen Time, will allow parents to monitor the amount of time their children spend on specific apps and to set limits on iPhones and iPads.

Also in iOS, a new Do Not Disturb function can impose a black sleep screen on your iPhone, lest your sleep be distracted by middle-of-the-night notifications.

Thus, if you are also excited for the iOS 12release, the above dates are the ones when you will be able to use them.

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"Screen Time" creates detailed daily and weekly "Activity Reports" that show the total time a person spends in each app they use, their usage across categories of apps, how many notifications they receive and how often they pick up their iPhone or iPad.

"The App Store has fundamentally changed the way we live". Now that the announcements have been made, fans are eagerly awaiting the newer features which will streamline their devices and make them more efficient.

Apple is launching a suite of tools aimed at helping people curb their smartphone addiction.

That means Federighi's reluctance to bring touch to Macs is a symptom of Microsoft's failing - if the Windows 10 touch experience was better competition would force Apple to act even if they had philosophical issues with the idea.

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