tech2 News StaffDecember 25, 2020. 15:22:39 IST
Apple has introduced a new privacy feature for iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 that will notify users if some apps are tracking their activities. This query has already started appearing for several users in the first beta version of iOS 14.4, according to the company’s report MacRumours. Reportedly, each application will have to explicitly ask the user if they can track their activities outside of using the application in question. The report shares a screenshot of where it is located NBA the application is requested to track user activity.
According to other report from 9to5Mac, once this privacy feature is released to users, they can visit it Settings> Privacy to see which apps track their activities and revoke their approval if they want to. Starting next year, users will also see pop-up notifications asking for activity tracking when they open the app after the feature is introduced. Here the application can explain what the data will be used for to keep the user well informed.
Last week, Apple CEO Tim Cook posted on Twitter confirming the new privacy feature. Tweet revealed a screenshot of Facebook asking permission to track activity.
We believe that users should choose between the data collected about them and how it will be used. Facebook can continue to track users in apps and on websites as before, Transparency of app tracking in iOS 14 will only require them to ask for your approval first. pic.twitter.com/UnnAONZ61I
– Tim Cook (@tim_cook) December 17, 2020