Apple, Google Introducing Tools To Help Users Cut Down On Screen Time
Jun 07 2018
The announcement by Apple comes amid a growing focus on protecting privacy following a Facebook data scandal and new rules being enforced by the European Union for online services.
Apple's "Intelligent Tracking Prevention" in Safari's web browser will help block social media "like" or "share" buttons, as well as comment widgets from tracking users without permission. Many AppleiPhone X users have been complaining that Face ID's single face support is limiting. "Well, it turns out that these can be used to track you whether that you click on them or not. So this year, we're shutting that down", said Ferguson.
Parents will be able to set limits for the time their children set in apps and get detailed reports regarding which apps are used. "This will allow "facebook.com" to track your activity", a pop-up message on the large screen read.
Apple says that iOS 12 is created to make everyday tasks on iPhone and iPad faster and more responsive with performance improvements across the system.
'... I think we do have to look at what has occurred and make some substantive changes throughout the industry to protect people's privacy'. Once they hit the limit, children will have to ask parents to increase the time allotment. "Let them know precisely what you're going to do with their data". However, at the recent World Wide Developer Conference, CEO Tim Cook has cleared the air, stating that Apple requests zero personal data from Facebook. "We think privacy is a fundamental right".
Meanwhile, Apple has seized the opportunity to cast itself as the best behaved player in tech. As part of the newiOS 12 update, which will be rolled out later this year, Apple users will gain access to a feature called "Screen Time", allowing them to set daily limit for apps that offer notifications and nudges.
"[Apps] try to draw us in for fear of missing out", Federighi said.