How to block tracking by apps on your iPhone

How to block tracking by apps on your iPhone. [Newspaper] (2021)


HE latest iOS update introduces a very useful feature to help users prevent their activity from being tracked in order to combat the onslaught of targeted ads. From now on, each app will have to ask permission from its users in order to continue "tracking" them. Rather than disabling them one by one, there is a trick to ensure that no app collects this data. Once iOS 14.5 is installed, you just have to go to the "Settings" of your iPhone, then go to the "Privacy" tab, select "Tracking" and uncheck the option "Allow apps to request to track." From then on, no application will ask you for permission to continue tracking your online activities, it will simply be cancelled. If you only want to block the tracking of certain applications, such as Facebook (or others), don't do this and just respond to the notifications you receive on a case-by-case basis. This long-awaited feature was announced at the beginning of the year, causing an uproar among several app publishers, starting of course with Facebook, whose personal data collection is at the heart of its business model. Facebook fears that this decision will harm all the companies that use it today to advertise and that derive a large part of their revenue from it.

Item Type: Newspaper
Keywords: App Tracking, Application software, Information Security
Taxonomy: By Subject > Computer & Mathematical Sciences > Computer Science
By Subject > Computer & Mathematical Sciences > Information Technology
Local Content Hub: Subjects > Computer and Mathematical Sciences
Depositing User: Miss Nurmaisari binti Che Anuar (Kuala Terengganu)
Date Deposited: 13 Jan 2022 09:28
Last Modified: 13 Jan 2022 09:28
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