Apple’s iPhone Privacy Clampdown Arrives After 7-Month Delay

The new privacy feature, dubbed “App Tracking Transparency,” rolled out Monday.

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FILE - This Dec. 16, 2020 file photo shows an illuminated Apple logo at a store in Munich, Germany. Apple is following through on its pledge to crack down Facebook and other snoopy apps that secretly shadow people on their iPhones to help sell more advertising. The new privacy feature, dubbed “App Tracking Transparency,” rolled out Monday, April 26, 2021, as part of an update to the operating system powering the iPhone and iPad. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader, File)
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SAN RAMON, Calif. — Apple is following through on its pledge to crack down on Facebook and other snoopy apps that secretly shadow people on their iPhones in order to target more advertising at users. The new privacy feature, dubbed “App Tracking Transparency,” rolled out Monday as part of an update to the operating system powering the iPhone and iPad. The anti-tracking shield included in iOS 14.5 arrives after a seven-month delay during which Apple…

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