Apple to Block Facebook’s Web Tracking Tools
Apple’s software head Craig Federighi announced at the WWDC conference this week that it will be implementing measures in the next version of iOS and Mac to block Facebook from tracking web users.
Federighi said that the new OS versions will protect users from Facebook likes and share buttons and comment fields that track web activity whether they are clicked or not. He added that the Safari browser will now ask owners’ permission before allowing the social network to monitor their activity.
The move is likely to fuel increasing tensions between the two tech giants which is said to have started when Apple CEO Tim Cook started taking jabs at Facebook’s privacy practices.