Facebook Stays Ahead Of Controversy With Post About Ios 13 Location Data
iOS 13 makes some noticeable changes to the way in which location data is handled by third-party apps, and also how users are presented with location permissions. This is something you can see for yourself if you run the iOS 13 public beta. With privacy being such a major concern these days, Facebook published a blog post to try and stay a step ahead of any possible controversy.
Whenever an app makes use of your location data, iOS 13 displays a special popup. This popup not only tells you that the app is using the data, it also shows you a map of the exact location data that the app has tracked. (For instance, if you were using a GPS navigation service, it’d show you the app tracking your location across a given area).
Facebook’s Post Tries to Reassure Users that they’re in Control of Location Data
Cambridge Analytica scandal a few years ago. After that, there’s rising public awareness about the sheer quantity of data social media companies collect about people. Initiatives like this that signpost a willingness to be more transparent are very desirable in this context.