With the release of iOS 14, especially with the latest updates Apple is rolling out of this new version, the Cupertino-based company confirms what many of us already knew but some users refused to acknowledge: that Facebook is a bestial data vacuum.
A little over a week ago, Apple updated the App Store to add a new section where users can see all of the data collected by Mark Zuckerberg’s business, an almost endless list and very similar to the one that can be found on Instagram (they are from the same group).
With iOS 14, Apple allows users who install applications to limit data collection as much as possible, a gesture which, of course, Facebook didn’t sit well at all, which ran full-page ads in various print media denouncing the situation.
According to Facebook, privacy changes in iOS 14 allow users to not receive relevant ads based on their search history, location, etc. Hurts small businesses because they won’t be able to reduce their ad campaigns.
While it is true that at this point they are correct, some Facebook employees claim that the company a company was created to attack Apple, from a standpoint that puts the business and data collection practices in a difficult position.
The BuzzFeed media got access to some of the comments posted by some of the engineers who work for the company, who in addition to call her cynical, say they don’t see any real safeguards against small businesses, but only want users to agree to massive data collection, since that’s what Facebook comes from, from the data the company collects to display ads personalized.