Facebook is expressing outrage as Apple rolled out its latest IOS 14.5 update for iPhone and iPads that allow owners to STOP apps, like Facebook, from tracking their internet activity and sharing it with data brokers.
With the latest update, the Facebook must now ask for permission, and it is suspected that most will NOT allow the social media giant and others to snoop on their iPhone.
Of course, everyone completely trusts Facebook, as the Western Journal explains:
To say the last few years have been kind to Facebook and its reputation for protecting users’ security is more than preposterous. A few notable examples in the recent past include:
- January 2021: A bot sold phone numbers of more than 500 million Facebook users.
- March 2020: Australia sued Facebook for exposing data of 300,000 Australians.
- July 2019: The Federal Trade Commission fined Facebook $5 billion for its privacy violations.
- December 2018: A Facebook bug exposed the private photos of 6.8 million users.
Of course, the granddaddy of Facebook privacy scandals blew up in March 2018, when The Guardian reported the personal data of 50 million Facebook users were harvested up by Cambridge Analytica for years.