Apple Facebook Feud Results in Action by Apple

As liberal and anti-American as the tech giants of Silicon Valley are, one would think that they get along quite well, but that’s not the case with Apple and Facebook.

Apple CEO Tim Cook and Facebook Co-Founder, President and CEO Mark Zuckerberg have been feuding for a few years.

That feud has led Apple to introduce an upgrade to their Safari browser that will make Facebook’s tracking of users much harder for Facebook.

The upgrade uses technology that bocks many of the cookies used by Facebook for their tracking of users.

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Initially, the anti-Facebook tracking will only be available for iPhones and iPads, but Apple says they plan on eventually making it available for Mac items as well.

(Mashable) – Apple and Facebook are not friends.

We’ve seen the beef between the two Silicon Valley giants play out over the course of the past year, with Apple CEO Tim Cook making derisive comments about Facebook’s profiling of users, only to have Mark Zuckerberg attempt a comeback. But the war of words has escalated to action.

Starting Tuesday, reports the Associated Press, Apple’s Safari browser will update to automatically block certain types of cookies that Facebook relies on to track users as they move across the web. While this added protection will initially be limited to the iPad and iPhone, those who prefer to browse on their Macs won’t have to wait long — specifically, they’ll only have to wait one additional week.

Oh yeah, and Firefox is set to offer similar tracking protection later this year…

Did you know that when you are on Facebook and click on the Like or Share button that Facebook often uses cookies that enable them to keep track of you?

Face it, the tech giants are using all sorts of subterfuge to learn as much as they can about you, who you are, what you do, where you go, your dislikes and likes.

A tech friend of mine told me that many of the social media and other tech giants have become the Big Brother described in George Orwell’s famous novel, 1984.

Whenever you use your mobile phone, computer or any electronic device that connects with others or the internet, you are being spied upon and you usually have no idea it’s happening.

This is causing some people to go totally offline and living life like everyone did a few decades ago.



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David Jolly
R.L. David Jolly holds a B.S. in Wildlife Biology and an M.S. in Biology – Population Genetics. He has worked in a number of fields, giving him a broad perspective on life, business, economics and politics. He is a very conservative Christian, husband, father and grandfather who cares deeply for his Savior, family and the future of our troubled nation.

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