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Facebook Now Has to Ask Permission to Track Your iPhone. Here's How to Stop It.


iOS apps now have to seek your permission to track you.

With a software update that arrived this week called iOS 14.5 and iPadOS 14.5, Apple is finally forcing apps to come clean about a kind of surveillance theyve been conducting on us for the past decade.

Credit: Washington Post illustration; iStock

If you haven't already, you'll see a surprising message pop up on your iPhone from Facebook in the next few weeks: Do you give it permission to track you?

To make your iPhone more private, tap "Ask App not to Track."

Do not tap "Allow," unless you love creepy online ads.

To prevent this same pop-up from appearing for lots of different apps — and to limit some of the other digital tracking in your life — you also should change two settings right now. I have instructions below.

From The Washington Post
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