Snippet: Facebook Takes Out Full-Page Newspaper Ads to Attack Apple’s iOS Privacy Changes ☇

Shared on December 16, 2020

Hartley Charlton for MacRumors:

Facebook has today attacked Apple in a series of full-page newspaper ads, asserting that iOS 14’s privacy changes regarding data gathering and targeted advertising are bad for small businesses (via Bloomberg).

The ads are running in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Washington Post, feature the headline “We’re standing up to Apple for small businesses everywhere.”

Considering Facebook’s track record with privacy and doing the right thing for its users, this whole ad is laughable. If Facebook only used ad data for small businesses, I could kind of see the argument. Instead, their tracking is in everything, works even if you don’t have an account, and we should be able to be opted out from Facebook by default. They’re going for the small business angle since that is something on a lot of people’s minds right now, but the biggest loser from this will be Facebook.

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