Facebook encourages iOS users to allow themselves to be tracked so app stays ‘free of charge’

Facebook has added a notice within its iOS app encouraging users to allow themselves to be tracked because the information it collects from other apps and websites can “help keep Facebook free of charge.” A similar message was seen on Facebook subsidiary Instagram’s iOS app.

Facebook encourages iOS users to allow tracking so app stays ‘free of charge’

Appl’s App Tracking Transparancy framework now requires iOS, iPadOS, and tvOS developers to get express consent from device owners to allow their Identifier for Advertisers (IDFA) to be shared and collected across apps. The requirement also applies to Apple’s own apps.

Kim Lyons for The Verge:

The company refers to the notices as “educational screens,” and said they provided “more details about how we use data for personalized ads,” according to [a] blog post by Dan Levy, Facebook’s vice president for ads and business products.

“This version of iOS requires us to ask for permission to track some data from this devices to improve your ads. Learn how we limit the use of this information if you don’t turn on this device setting,” the screen reads. “We use information about your activity received form other apps and websites to: show you ads that are more personalized, help keep Facebook free of charge [and] support businesses that rely on ads to reach their customers.”

MacDailyNews Take: Most people are sheep which is why Facebook is even a thing and why Mark Zuckerberg is currently attempting to buy Kauai.

A few years ago, users of Internet services began to realise that when an online service is free, you’re not the customer. You’re the product. — Tim Cook

33 Comments

  1. You talk about fake news….facecrook should be shuttered and their flounder should be in the gray-bar hotel…how many times must he “oops” release data of his customers, 100’s of millions of them, before something is done???

    1. No one is stopping you. After 6+ years of your bitchin, why haven’t you mounted a lawsuit?

      Oh yeah, you subscribe to the “I built this store so I can run it any damn way I please” philosophy only when it’s politically convenient/profitable for you. Got it.

      At some point you’re going to wake up and realize that you also have fallen prey to the misinformation on EVERY public forum, including the ones that reinforce your preexisting biases. Strong bullheaded biases.

      1. Absolutely NOT! Their exists a systemic BIAS from Big Tech and Big Media to censor conservatives in the last election and WORSE today operating with impunity. Get a grip…

        1. Conservatives are SO censored that they have the #1-rated radio and TV opinion programs. Pobricitos. They were completely stifled, so their candidate only got 74 million votes, more than he won in 2016. If we had a fair system, like in Russia where the Government controls all the media outlets, the guy heading the Government would have done much better.

            1. TxUseless, you know NOTHING about honest truthful math.

              You only have laundered WOKE Democrat numbers and as usual, TOTALLY USELESS…

          1. “Conservatives are SO censored that they have the #1-rated radio and TV opinion programs.”

            I don’t believe a word and the fact you have not named the media outlets or the viewership numbers in your typical dodge the truth obfuscation style, reinforces my statement.

            Again, more cherry picked numbers that don’t tell the full story. Trump received a RECORD number of votes for a sitting president seeking reelection — you failed to mention the that FACT and we all know why.

            “If we had a fair system” No, we once had a fair system until the Covid hysteria excuse last election that allowed massive ballot harvesting, extended voting for days in Democrat swing states, counting for weeks in Dem swing states, PA Dem Guv changed the voting laws not approved by state legislature weeks before the election and the dominant Democrat controlled state Supreme Court upheld the violation of the state constitution. Obviously laws don’t apply to Democrats, only Republicans. Got that Mr. FAKE law & order?

            Biden was elected by a few thousands votes in a handful of Dem swing states that counted votes weeks after the election. Booted poll watchers, pulled suitcases of ballots from under the table on video in the middle of the night I could go on, but facts to you are a waste of time.

            Unprecedented and most fraudulent election in U.S. history, period. You don’t see it and don’t believe it — I could not care less…

            1. Are you too stupid or too lazy to look things up for yourself? Of the top twenty national radio shows, the top two (and nine in all) are conservative talk programs. One is progressive talk.

              https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_most-listened-to_radio_programs

              The Fox News prime time opinion show block runs well ahead of CNN and ever farther ahead of MSNBC.

              https://www.forbes.com/sites/markjoyella/2021/04/27/tucker-carlson-leads-fox-news-to-big-win-in-april-prime-time-ratings/?sh=2338a0476cb2

              I specifically said that Trump got more votes in 2020 than in 2016. That is a FACT. I mentioned it, and you are LYING when you say I didn’t. Do you think that other MDN viewers can’t read?

              It takes a lot,of gall to claim that Georgia and Arizona are “Dem swing states.” Both Republican governors certified the election results. They accepted the truth: Trump is a loser who lost the election.

            2. No TxUseless, you are the one that is “too stupid” and again you are too easy. That righteous arrogant ego gets you in trouble every time swallowing the bait — hook, line and sinker.

              I am a student and more of studying the national media for decades, so your links tell me nothing I don’t already know. The rest you have no idea. But have to say appreciate your effort.

              My basic point you continue to evade with useless DEFLECTIONS, besides the most fraudulent presidential election in U.S. history, you are totally ignorant regarding Big Tech social media and Big Media CENSORSHIP practices of conservative voices. The BACKLASH is growing daily, expect you to defend or ignore it all, as you have been doing all along.

              Combined Leftist Media DOMINANT over 95% of information transmission daily and certainly not kind or supportive of conservative viewpoints. Facebook renewing the Trump ban today is proof positive evidence no one can dispute intelligently.

              But since when do you care about fairness, balance and integrity? Cheerleading support for the blue team to win is all you care about. My standards are fairer to all critical thinking citizens and certainly much higher.

              “I specifically said that Trump got more votes in 2020 than in 2016. That is a FACT. I mentioned it, and you are LYING when you say I didn’t.”

              Yes and your quote, “They were completely stifled, so their candidate only got 74 million votes, more than he won in 2016.” Only 74 million votes another Trump all time record and you minimize it posting “only got?” HA! You should work for CNN your obfuscation credentials are impeccable.

              Now, show my specific words I’m “LYING.” Save you the trouble, you are the LIAR and does not exist. What I did say and you have a serious reading comprehension problem, and I quote, “Trump received a RECORD number of votes for a sitting president seeking reelection.” You HATE that fact and can’t face reality, too painful for a Trump HATER, I totally understand.

              Certainly and more often than not, LYING FAKE conservative Republican you have nothing…

            3. Great math skills. Out of the top 20 national radio programs, 9 (including the top 2) are conservative opinion outlets and one is a progressive opinion show, with the other 10 nonpolitical. The split is similar for cable TV shows, with conservative opinion programming again at the top. Yet you insist that 95% of the media is liberal. You need to discuss your persecution fantasies with your therapist.

              Yes, Donald J. Trump got more votes than any other US President seeking re-election. He still lost. He is a loser.

      1. That’s odd. The Mueller report proved all democrats lied about Russia.
        The Horowitz report, however, proved democrats paid a foreign spy (Christopher Steele) who bought known Russian lies (per the FBI), then used their known Russian lies to lie to our courts, falsify records and spy on American citizens (guilty plea already entered). Stick to simping for the nasty racist Joey, the man who VOTED alongside racists and segregationists to keep Blacks segregated from whites.
        It’s the only thing you’re really good at.

        1. It seems astonishing that anyone has to explain, yet again, that the Mueller Report did not “exonerate Trump” or “debunk the Russia Hoax.” The Report concluded,

          First, that the Russian Federation, including its military and civilian intelligence agencies, directly intervened in the 2016 election campaign. Several individual Russian agents were indicted by American grand juries for crimes related to that intervention and the charges are still pending. The evidence is clear and remains uncontradicted.

          Second, that there were repeated close contacts between Russian agents and senior figures in the Trump campaign. Both sides understood that the aim was to coordinate their separate attacks on the Clinton campaign. The Report specifically refused to say, one way or the other, whether the contacts constituted “collusion,” because that term has no agreed legal definition. It did conclude that the available evidence of a criminal conspiracy was insufficient to provide a reasonable prospect of conviction.

          Third, the entire second half of the Report is dedicated to showing why the Special Prosecutor could not gather that evidence. The answer is that there was a coverup, a successful effort to keep the witnesses who had personal knowledge of the contacts from fully cooperating. The Report lists a number of actions that could have been charged as obstruction of justice if Justice Department policy did not prohibit the indictment of a sitting President.

          Nothing in the Horowitz Report questioned any of those conclusions. That is as far from an exoneration as one can imagine.

          1. Total bald faced LIE! That’s what the Democrat Party and the Democrat Big Media told you think. Gee, what a surprise over and over AGAIN you swallowed it whole, absent critical thinking skills. Trump HATE at this point STILL living rent free in your head, GOOD…

            1. No, that is what the Mueller Report says, if you read the actual document and not the Barr “summary.” There are no critical thinking skills required, just basic grade-school literacy.

      1. Not Hillary, FISA court abuse, Comey, Clapper, Strozk, Page and others? Obviously Trump still lives rent free in your head and that’s your problem. Disappointed justice in your world is 100% PARTISAN as you IGNORE and DISMISS the lawbreaking Democrats you support. Trump did not commit treason, but all the Democrats I listed above, did EXACTLY THAT. Let me guess, you don’t agree and that’s fine…

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