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Apple’s first World War Data Conference targets Facebook, not the last

Apple committed the ultimate betrayal at its Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC), timed to perfection and slipped in quietly alongside its more eye-catching announcements. Cook and Co. are taking advantage of the volatile political landscape around data privacy to position Apple as a good guy in all the controversy and mistrust – by serving beleaguered Facebook with a hammer blow. In the same week a New York Times report accused Facebook of supplying user data to device manufacturers including Apple and Samsung, Apple revealed an update to its Safari browser designed to limit the amount of power third parties like Facebook and Google have over tracking users – therefore denting ad dollars earned from the internet duopoly’s Safari user base. “Last…

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