On Thursday, Apple defended its iOS 14 anti-tracking feature in a letter to privacy groups like the EFF, criticizing data collection practices like those used by Facebook. Naturally, Facebook responded.

[Apple] are using their dominant market position to self-preference their own data collection while making it nearly impossible for their competitors to use the same data. They claim it’s about privacy, but it’s about profit.

Fortunately, of course it’s possible to be private and profitable simultaneously. Paid apps and services hopefully incentivize developers to monetize their talent, not our attention through tracking and ads.

Check It Out: Facebook Responds to Apple’s Criticism of Data Monetization

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  1. W. Abdullah Brooks, MD


    The distraction and misdirection of FB’s complaint about Apple’s privacy practices, let alone business model, can be exposed with a single question: What product does your company sell?

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