Facebook strikes back against Apple privacy change, prompts users to accept tracking to get 'better ads experience'

Facebook strikes back against Apple privacy change, prompts users to accept tracking to get 'better ads experience'

The next day, Apple CEO Tim Cook alluded to Facebook in a speech at a data privacy conference in Brussels, saying, "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.

Tim Cook on Why It's Time to Fight the "Data-Industrial Complex"

Tim Cook on Why It's Time to Fight the "Data-Industrial Complex"

And if somebody develops a 360 degree view of that, what is going to happen to your behavior over time?You're going to begin thinking, Well, I don't really want somebody to know that I'm exploring that, or looking at that, or investigating that.

Apple, Amazon, Facebook and Google CEO congressional hearing officially delayed

Apple, Amazon, Facebook and Google CEO congressional hearing officially delayed

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, Apple CEO Tim Cook, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Sundar Pichai, CEO of Google parent Alphabet, were prepared to testify virtually on Monday before the House Antitrust Subcommittee.

Want To Protect Privacy? Get Off Social Media, Indiana Federal Court Says

Want To Protect Privacy? Get Off Social Media, Indiana Federal Court Says

More simply, do Facebook (and other social media) users have a “reasonable expectation of privacy” in these billing records, session time, IP address and cookie information?

Houseparty’s Terms of Service and Privacy Policy Analyzed

Houseparty’s Terms of Service and Privacy Policy Analyzed

Log Data may include information such as your IP address, browser type, operating system, location, your mobile carrier, device and application IDs, the Users with whom you video chat, access date and time spent on features of the Services and other statistics and Cookie information… [emphasis added].Why you should care: While you’re using Houseparty’s app, you’re being surveilled and analyzed.

Google Chrome Will Phase Out Third-Party Cookies by 2022

Google Chrome Will Phase Out Third-Party Cookies by 2022

In a move that many have feared for the last year, Google has finally given a timeline for phasing out support for third-party cookies in its Chrome web browser.

Time to (re-)evaluate your cookie and consent management platform

Time to (re-)evaluate your cookie and consent management platform

Likewise, some current implementations don’t even have an opt-out option, it’s “opt-in” or nothing, which leads to another consideration right now: Make clear you’re collecting the cookies (or any personal data) for a specific purpose .

The Evolution of the Internet, Identity, Privacy and Tracking – How Cookies and Tracking Exploded, and Why We Need New Standards for Consumer Privacy

The Evolution of the Internet, Identity, Privacy and Tracking – How Cookies and Tracking Exploded, and Why We Need New Standards for Consumer Privacy

For years now, hardly a month goes by that we don’t hear negative sentiment regarding HTTP cookies, though they remain the only technical mechanism available within standard internet protocols to support the personalized web experience we expect as consumers, including our privacy preferences.

Google says: “Privacy is paramount to us, in everything we do”; here’s why that can’t be true

Google says: “Privacy is paramount to us, in everything we do”; here’s why that can’t be true

This has understandably led many people – around a third of all users according to some estimates – to block cookies in order to prevent persistent stores of their online activity and thus their lives being created by sites and advertisers.

Apple CEO Tim Cook says digital privacy 'has become a crisis'

Apple CEO Tim Cook says digital privacy 'has become a crisis'

Apple CEO Tim Cook called online privacy a "crisis" in an interview with ABC News, reaffirming the company's stance on privacy as companies like Facebook and Google have come under increased scrutiny regarding their handling of consumer data.

The Time Tim Cook Stood His Ground Against the FBI

The Time Tim Cook Stood His Ground Against the FBI

At 4:30 a.m., just in time for the morning news cycle on the East Coast, Cook published an open letter to Apple customers explaining why the company would be opposing the ruling, which “threatens the security of our customers.” He referenced the danger that could come from the government having too much power: “The implications of the government’s demands are chilling,” he wrote.

We value your privacy now, but maybe not later

We value your privacy now, but maybe not later

Everybody knows these modal dialogs when visiting a website for the first time that ask you to accept cookies and consent to being tracked by third-party advertising networks.

How Tim Cook’s Data Broker Registry Might Actually Work

How Tim Cook’s Data Broker Registry Might Actually Work

But it has to cover the tech giants and brick and mortar stores, too." Even some data brokers have come around to the idea of a federal privacy law, as long as it levels the playing field for all industries in all states.

Apple CEO Tim Cook: It's Time for Action on Data Privacy

Apple CEO Tim Cook: It's Time for Action on Data Privacy

Last year, before a global body of privacy regulators, I laid out four principles that I believe should guide legislation: First, the right to have personal data minimized.

Tim Cook calls on FTC to let consumers track and delete their personal data

Tim Cook calls on FTC to let consumers track and delete their personal data

Writing in an op-ed for Time magazine , Cook said consumers should have the power to “delete their data on demand, freely, easily and online, once and for all.” In the column Cook inveighed against what he called the “shadow economy” of data brokers: companies that collect and sell personal data generated by digital tracking.

Another government system breached; 75,000 people affected

Another government system breached; 75,000 people affected

Apple CEO Tim Cook told BuzzFeed that Bloomberg needs to do the “right thing and retract” the story about Chinese spies managing to implant a malicious backdoor chip in a Super Micro motherboard server used by Apple.

Tim Cook defends multibillion-dollar Google search deal despite Apple’s privacy focus

Tim Cook defends multibillion-dollar Google search deal despite Apple’s privacy focus

The comments, which were broadcast as part of an interview on Axios on HBO, came in response to Cook being asked why he was comfortable taking billions of dollars from Google to make it Apple’s default search engine, despite wanting to protect user privacy.

Tim Cook explains why Apple accepts billions from Google despite privacy concerns

Tim Cook explains why Apple accepts billions from Google despite privacy concerns

Apple CEO Tim Cook didn't name names when he spoke out against the privacy practices of big tech companies during a keynote speech in Brussels last month. Both of those companies have battled a public reckoning over their user privacy practices over the last few years, and that reckoning is far from over.

An open letter to Tim Cook, from

An open letter to Tim Cook, from

At /e/Foundation, we’re building a new mobile ecosystem for users first: it respects their personal data privacy, it’s open source, and we are making it as attractive as possible, for Mom and Dad users.

Tim Cook calls for GDPR-style privacy laws in the US

Tim Cook calls for GDPR-style privacy laws in the US

"Platforms and algorithms that promised to improve our lives can actually magnify our worst human tendencies," said Cook. Cook praised Europe's "successful implementation" of privacy law GDPR, and said that "It is time for the rest of the world ...

Tim Cook: Personal data collection is being 'weaponized against us with military efficiency'

Tim Cook: Personal data collection is being 'weaponized against us with military efficiency'

And those of us who believe in technology's potential for good must not shrink from this moment," Cook said. They may say to you, "Our companies will never achieve technology's true potential if they are constrained with privacy regulation." But this notion isn't just wrong, it is destructive.

Apple's Tim Cook takes aim at Google and Facebook over 'weaponised data'

Apple's Tim Cook takes aim at Google and Facebook over 'weaponised data'

Apple's Tim Cook has warned that mass data collection from tech companies is "surveillance" as data is "weaponised against us with military efficiency". The Apple chief executive added that companies that harvest data can gather "stockpiles of personal data only serve to enrich the companies that collect them".

Apple boss takes aim at 'weaponisation' of customer data

Apple boss takes aim at 'weaponisation' of customer data

BRUSSELS: Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook said on Wednesday (Oct 24) customer data was being "weaponised with military efficiency" by companies to increase profit. Cook said Apple fully backed a federal privacy law in the United States, something Europe has already introduced via its General Data Protection Regulation.

Tim Cook warns of ‘data-industrial complex’ in call for comprehensive US privacy laws

Tim Cook warns of ‘data-industrial complex’ in call for comprehensive US privacy laws

Apple CEO Tim Cook has called for new digital privacy laws in the United States, warning that the collection of huge amounts of personal data by companies is harming society.

Facebook to release first-party cookie option for ads, pull web analytics from Safari

Facebook to release first-party cookie option for ads, pull web analytics from Safari

The company is releasing a new first-party cookie option for advertisers, publishers, and developers to measure and optimize Facebook ads and capture analytics data from browsers that block third-party cookies — namely Apple’s Safari and soon Mozilla’s Firefox.

Apple's Tim Cook: 'Don't believe' tech companies that say they need your data

Apple's Tim Cook: 'Don't believe' tech companies that say they need your data

Apple CEO Tim Cook hit out at tech companies that claim more customer data leads to superior products, saying that's a "bunch of bunk." Facebook and Google, meanwhile, have come under fire over their treatment of customer data and the knock on effects for democratic society.

Apple CEO Tim Cook pens open letter to FBI: We will not build a backdoor into iPhone, not even to investigate terrorists

Apple CEO Tim Cook pens open letter to FBI: We will not build a backdoor into iPhone, not even to investigate terrorists

In "A Message to Our Customers" posted on Apple's website, CEO Tim Cook declared the company's intention to fight the federal government's request to hack users in response to the recent mass-killing in San Bernardino, California.