New iOS Features Revealed by Apple at WWDC

Apple are set to implement new tools on devices to tackle addiction. Source Getty

Apple are set to implement new tools on devices to tackle addiction. Source Getty

"We believe your private data should remain private", said Apple's senior vice president of software engineering, Craig Federighi.

Following this, Tim Cook, Chief Executive at Apple, previously described Facebook's practices as being an "invasion of privacy" because of Facebook "keeping watch over people in ways the might not be aware of", according to the BBC. On iOS, you'll see how you and your family use your i-devices to figure out.well, where all that time you spent watching YouTube or scrolling Facebook went.

The US technology firm says that its next version of iOS will actually make phones faster despite being packed with new features. These new systems have features created to prevent the usage of secret trackers with which users' online activities can be monitored.

When Safari users arrive at a page with a Facebook like, a pop-up window will appear that asks: "Do you want to allow "facebook.com" to use cookies and website data while browsing [this site]?"

Apple faced a backlash late past year when it emerged that the company slowed down some older iPhones with flagging batteries.

In 2018 iPhone, iPad, and Mac software updates, Apple's default Safari web browser will show a pop-up window asking users for permission before loading share buttons from social networks including Facebook. On March, the company grappled with the privacy scandal that was the Cambridge Analytica story which led to an "inappropriate" collection of data of upto 87 million people. CEO Mark Zuckerberg called it "extremely glib" for Cook to claim Facebook didn't care about consumers because they don't pay for the service, for instance.

The result would make most Macs look identical, making it harder for individual devices to be identified, Apple said.

While introducing this feature to the world, Apple made a decision to show Facebook apps as an example, which is amusing because they could have chosen any other app.

Our phones are the most used gadgets that we have around and we have a tendency to use apps for an extended amount of time.

"The things mentioned in the Times article about relationship status, all these kinds of things, is so foreign to us, and not data that we have ever received at all or requested - zero", Cook told NPR.

Once you set the feature up in the iOS 12 beta, you are not allowed to remove just one of the two recorded faces.

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