If Apple is the only outfit capable of defending our privacy, it really is time to worry
A giant private company is doing the work governments should be doing on regulation of user data. That’s not a good thing.
A few weeks ago, Apple dropped its long-promised bombshell on the data-tracking industry. The latest version (14.5) of iOS – the operating system of the iPhone – included a provision that required app users explicitly to confirm that they wished to be tracked across the internet in their online activities. Which explains why those who profit from the data-tracking racket had for months been going apeshit about Apple’s perfidy.
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