Got ya! Apple's latest iPhone software catches Facebook and other apps when they try to harvest data

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Facebook is known to lurk in the shadows of our smartphones and harvest data, but thanks to Apple's latest software update, the social media giant will no longer go undetected.

The new iPhone update, iOS 13, is designed to alert users with notifications when apps try to gather data using Bluetooth and other background activity.

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Apple's update was specifically developed with a slew of privacy features that will help you control what data is shared and keep apps like Facebook and Google from invading your privacy.


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It's no secret that Facebook has been covertly collecting deeply personal information from a number of popular apps, often without users' knowledge.

However, Apple, specifically its CEO Tim Cook, is no longer standing on the sidelines watching it happen.

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Late last year, the Apple CEO endorsed tough privacy laws for both Europe and the U.S. and renewed the technology giant's commitment to protecting personal data, which he warned was being 'weaponized' against users.

'Our own information, from the everyday to the deeply personal, is being weaponized against us with military efficiency,' Cook said at the 40th International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners in 2018.

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'Every day billions of dollars change hands and countless decisions are made on the basis of our likes and dislikes, our friends and families, our relationships and conversations, our wishes and fears, our hopes and dreams.

'These threads of data, each one harmless enough on its own, are carefully assembled, synthesized, traded, and sold. Taken to its extreme this process creates an enduring digital profile and lets companies know you better than you may know yourself,' Cook continued.

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'We shouldn't sugarcoat the consequences. This...
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