Apple might further ratchet up rivalry with Facebook at WWDC

The feud between Apple and Facebook could be ratcheted up during Apple’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC), which kicks off Monday with a keynote presentation.

Apple Park in Cupertino, California
Apple Park in Cupertino, California

Patrick Seitz for Investor’s Business Daily:

t the virtual event, Apple is likely to double down on its commitment to user privacy as it provides updates on the next versions of its key device operating systems: iOS, iPadOS, macOS, tvOS and watchOS.

In late April, Apple implemented privacy changes to its Identifier for Advertisers, or IDFA, in iOS 14.5 software for iPhones. Apple’s IDFA changes give users the option of not sharing their personal data on apps. Facebook has criticized the changes because they hinder its ability to offer users targeted advertisements.

Cupertino, Calif.-based Apple has disparaged Facebook’s advertising methods for years, saying the social network treats its users as its product…

Apple reportedly plans to introduce new messaging features with iOS 15 for the iPhone. It is seen updating its iOS Messages app with social features around personal profiles and statuses. It wants to make the app “more of a social network” akin to Facebook’s WhatsApp, Bloomberg reported.

MacDailyNews Take: Bring it on, Apple! Facebook is insidious and gross.

Facebook is to privacy as Chernobyl is to nuclear power.MacDailyNews, February 3, 2021

As I’ve said before, if we accept as normal and unavoidable that everything in our lives can be aggregated and sold, we lose so much more than data, we lose the freedom to be human… If a business is built on misleading users, on data exploitation, on choices that are no choices at all, it does not deserve our praise, it deserves reform… Too many are still asking the question, “how much can we get away with?” when they should be asking “what are the consequences?”Apple CEO Tim Cook, January 2021

Zuckerberg: Yeah so if you ever need info about anyone at Harvard
Zuckerberg: Just ask
Zuckerberg: I have over 4,000 emails, pictures, addresses, SSNs
Zuckerberg: People just submitted it.
Zuckerberg: I don’t know why.
Zuckerberg: They “trust me”
Zuckerberg: Dumb fucks

(Instant messages sent by Mark Zuckerberg during Facebook’s early days, reported by Business Insider in May 2010.)

Zuckerberg is like a really early model that somehow escaped Westworld.MacDailyNews, April 12, 2018

If you trust Mark Zuckerberg to be the keeper of your photos, contacts, political views, religious beliefs, etc., you’re batshit insane. — MacDailyNews, May 23, 2018

All of these “social media” platforms – Twitter, Parler, Facebook – are cancers on society. They are clearly eating society from the inside out. There’s something unsavory within human nature that “digital distance” amplifies to the point of disgust.

If you quit these cancers you will quickly realize what they are and what they do. You will be happier and healthier to have excised them from your life.

We haven’t had personal Twitter or Facebook accounts for many years now. And very happily so.MacDailyNews, January 9, 2021

We use FaceBook as an RSS feed. Our CMS automatically reposts our article headlines and links them back to our website. That is our only interaction with Facebook and has been our only interaction with Facebook for years. We deleted our personal accounts [which we opened only so we could understand the Facebook phenomenon] many years ago.

If you want to share photos and videos with friends, text them using Apple’s end-to-end encrypted iMessage service. You need to control your social networking, not cede it to a gatekeeper like Facebook. – MacDailyNews, March 19, 2018

As we’ve said many times: Delete Facebook.

Interns: TTK! Prost, everyone! 🍻


  1. And FB “enhanced” its reputation even more today by announcing that Trump will only be banned for 2 years, and able to return in about 18 months.

    Maybe he’ll be in prison by then – one can hope!

        1. applecynic unfortunately is BLINDED by Leftist idealistic dogma and Big Biased Media that does not appreciate the first time politician beholden to no one in the swamp not playing their game.

          Breaking several government all time records, unemployment numbers, records for blacks, women, Hispanic and Asian employment numbers, people out of poverty, 3.5% unemployment rate among many other accomplishments in four short years.

          You don’t like the man AC, all well and good. Obviously he is still living rent free in your head. I had a problem with him putting his foot in his mouth as a media drama queen overshadowing his REMARKABLE ACCOMPLISHMENTS on Twitter that fed media criticism.

          However, you and no Leftist here including biased media cannot erase his remarkable accomplishments and fan following.

          The 2020 election Trump received more votes then any Republican seeking reelection in history, another record CNN and the NYT did not tell you.

          I really don’t understand why you have so much hate for this man. He has accomplished more in four years arguably than any president in history with ZERO prior political experience. Certainly admirable accomplishments.

          OK said my piece friend, standing by for your one or two obtuse sentences…

            1. I fully support your criticisms of Apple and Cook when spot on. When it comes to President Trump, have you suspended reality?

              “If there is ANY justice in this world, Trump will be imprisoned.”

              Imprisoned for what exactly?

              Let me guess, no answer.

              Six years of BIASED media speculation and carrying Democrats water stalking Trump with no smoking gun. You want to talk justice for thee and not for me, let’s roll.

              Review facts:

              ~$30+ million wasted 2.5 year Mueller investigation found zero Russian Collusion and exonerated Trump.

              ~Two trumped up meaningless impeachments exonerated the president. The second trial was held when Trump was out of office (unprecedented) and disallowed a defense (unprecedented). Now that’s classic Democrat fairness, cough, cough, I mean ruthlessness. Both impeachments President Trump rightfully acquitted NOT GUILTY.

              Now, let’s look at the Democrat Dark Side.

              Bill Cosby is in prison for sexual harassment that happened over 50 years ago in the swinging sixties, while dozens of women accused Bill Clinton. Yet he remains wealthy, lounging around freely in his million dollar mansion chauffeured everywhere with his congenital liar wife and a political darling commentator on CNN.

              “The Democrats have made common cause with the worst misogynists on the planet, sexual predators like prolific party fund-raiser and movie mogul Harvey Weinstein, Roman Polanski, Bill Cosby, Anthony Weiner, Bill Clinton and Woody Allen.” –fresnobee

              Then there is wife Hillary who clearly violated federal law storing government stamped classified e-mails reported upwards of 300 on a private server. Also sending them to an aide ended up on Anthony Weiner’s computer both federal violations. Destroying over 30,000 e-mails sought by investigators another violation. Deals with Russian oligarchs for uranium sales and millions deposited to the Clinton Foundation. But the most egregious brazen act was the campaign hiring a Russian agent to pen a false report on Trump Russian Collusion to distract and help her campaign. A dirty Democrat opposition research tactic that opened the floodgates for the FISA Court multiple renewals abuse. FBI and Peter Strzok spied on the Trump campaign and presidency and Peter instituted the famous escape hatch, we need “insurance” if Trump wins the election. Hilary today? Wealthy and chauffeured lounging with the sexually obsessed outside of marriage former president in the mansion.

              Lastly, Hunter Biden and his father. As VP in the Obama administration openly bragged in the media if the Ukraine government wants the money, fire the prosecutor investigating the company employing and paying my son exorbitant amounts of money with no experience. And guess what S.O.B. it happened while the media watchdogs of honesty and pillars of truth, CRICKETS : : : : : Many more unseemly deals between Hunter and dad in Russia and China. Also, the missing laptop that contains e-mails the Justice Department and Big Biased Media is not interested in and irresponsibly looking the other way.

              BOTTOM LINE: Tim Apple you want to PREACH “justice” great. But let’s make sure it is blind, equal, applied to ALL regardless of political affiliation.

              AND JUSTICE FOR ALL…👍🏻

            2. Ok, so trot out all the lies again, GeoB. The Russians interfered in the 2016 election and the Trump Campaign cooperated with them. Russian officials were indicted for it and those indictments are still pending. Just because there wasn’t enough evidence to charge the campaign with criminal conspiracy (in part due to obstruction of justice), that does not mean that they were exonerated by anybody other than Trump worshippers.

              Trump was impeached twice by a majority of the US House. In the first trial, 48 out of 100 Senators voted to convict. In the second trial, 57 out of 100 Senators voted to convict. A majority to convict is not a NOT GUILTY finding or exoneration, even if it falls short of the ⅔ needed for conviction.

              Bill Clinton acts like a scumbag towards women, but he has never been charged with a crime. Bill Cosby essentially confessed under oath to drugging and raping at least sixty women and has been convicted of rape. The two situations are not comparable. Only somebody who doesn’t think rape is a big deal could think so.

              Your account of the FBI involvement in matters related to the 2016 campaign is sheer fantasy. There is so little truth in it that it would take a book to point all the lies out.

              If anything, your account of the events surrounding Vice President Biden and Ukraine is an even bigger fantasy. There is no “there” there.

              BOTTOM LINE: You want to PREACH “justice” great. But let’s make sure it is blind, equal, applied to ALL regardless of political affiliation.

      1. By whose’s standards? 45 was the absolute worse dictator wannabe, he couldn’t even pull off a coup d’etat correctly because that takes government experience and after four years
        he still had none.

        1. Wow. You still don’t get it.

          Try dipping your toe into the waters of reality sometime. It may seem cold at first but the more you are exposed to it, the sooner you can shed that baby-blanket of fantasy you are shrouded in…

      2. Yes, economically he was the greatest president in my lifetime, besting Reagan. His slaying of onerous government regulations combined with tax cuts unleashed a beast of economic recovery.

        Leftists, Democrats and Big Media know it to be TRUE. All their immature reactions are MEANINGLESS…

      3. Well said, succinct and accurate. Can’t believe Leftists at times, no critical thinking skills, no sense of fairness piling on the Democrat Big Media witch hunts. At the same totally deaf, dumb and blind when Democrats gone bad. God help us…

  2. Facecrook and bungle ought to be shut down…..all they do is rape their own customers of data and then sell that data for their own needs….disgusting!

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