Apple takes potshot at Facebook with Safari privacy features

"It's a smart move for Apple to reflect the current concerns around security and privacy with new tools to prevent web companies from actively tracking your browsing activity", he said.

Facebook has had to rethink its relationship to such third-party data providers and developers.

Apple's chief executive Tim Cook had previously described Facebook's practices as being an "invasion of privacy" - an opinion Facebook's founder Mark Zuckerberg subsequently denounced as being "glib", the BBC reported on Monday. "We integrated the ability to share in the operating system, make it simple to share a photo and that sort of thing".

The new version of Safari will not just prompt you when a website is trying to access your cookies or any other data, it will give you the option of whether you want to permit it or not.

"If you do want to interact with one of these [tools] or one of these apps tries to access that information, you'll get this [warning message] and you can decide to keep your information private", he said.

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While introducing this feature to the world, Apple made a decision to show Facebook apps as an example, which is amusing because they could have chosen any other app. CEO Mark Zuckerberg called it "extremely glib" for Cook to claim Facebook didn't care about consumers because they don't pay for the service, for instance.

"I don't have a kid, but I have a nephew that I put some boundaries on", Cook was quoted as saying by The Guardian.

Apple also discussed privacy in announcing its new macOS Mojave. It does this by compiling the fonts you use, the configuration of your computer and the plug-ins you have installed.

Mr Federighi also said Apple was increasing its data protection features so that apps that can use a Mac's camera or microphone will need permission. Although Apple didn't make this announcement on its WWDC 2018, according to the source 9to5mac, iOS 12 soon let you register an "alternative appearance" for Face ID. You'll see daily habits like how often you pick up the phone, what app you tend to go to first, how often you scroll endlessly through Instagram, and how much time you spend (or waste, depending on your perspective) in social media apps in general.

But as the Verge reports, there are still a handful of new features that come with the update including one that tracks your phone usage, group FaceTime calls, and an app that can measure your furniture. Roku has supported Atmos via the Vudu app for more than a year.

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