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Apple plans to disable Facebook web tracking capabilities

June 08, 2018 / Madelyn Bacon

Apple wants to protect its users from Facebook web tracking with the next version of Safari. Plus, genealogy website MyHeritage suffers data breach, and more. Apple plans to disable some Facebook web tracking capabilities in the next version of iOS and Mac operating systems. At the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC), the company's senior vice president of software engineering Craig Federighi explained the new antitracking features that will be rolled out in the next iteration of Apple's web browser Safari. The features are meant to prevent Facebook and other companies from collecting user data automatically. Specifically, Federighi called out the "Like" and "Share" buttons that appear on countless websites. In order to use either of those buttons, or leave a comment in the comments section, the user has to be logged into Facebook. But even if the user doesn't click on the buttons, they can still be used to track that person just because they lo...