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Privatsphäre: Facebook vs Apple

Facebook Attacks Apple Software Changes in Newspaper Ads – Facebook Inc. lashed out at Apple Inc. in a series of full-page newspaper ads, claiming the iPhone maker’s coming mobile software changes around data gathering and targeted advertising are bad for small businesses. – The ads, which ran Wednesday in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and Washington Post, carried the headline ‚We’re standing up to Apple for small businesses everywhere.‘ They home in on upcoming changes to Apple’s iOS 14 operating system that will curb the ability of companies like Facebook to gather data about users and ply them with targeted advertising.“


Apple Responds to Facebook’s Anti-Tracking Criticism, Says Users Deserve Control and Transparency – Apple has responded to Facebook’s criticism over an upcoming iOS 14 privacy measure – specifically a change that will require users to grant permission for their activity to be tracked for personalized advertising purposes starting early next year. … ‚We believe that this is a simple matter of standing up for our users. Users should know when their data is being collected and shared across other apps and websites – and they should have the choice to allow that or not. App Tracking Transparency in iOS 14 does not require Facebook to change its approach to tracking users and creating targeted advertising, it simply requires they give users a choice.'“


Faire Werbepraxis? Texas vs Google

Texas hits Google with antitrust suit over ad tech practices – Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton announced Wednesday that he’s leading a multi-state lawsuit against Google, accusing the search giant of taking illegal actions to hurt competition in the advertising technology market. – The lawsuit is yet another legal battle for Google, which is facing a Justice Department antitrust lawsuit on its search practices and imminent legal action from a separate group of state attorneys general who have also been investigating the company for anticompetitive behavior.“


Homeoffice: Dorsey & Mullenweg

Jack Dorsey and Matt Mullenweg on Remote Collaboration, Finding Serendipity, and the Art of Deliberate Work – Join us for the latest episode of Distributed, as Matt Mullenweg interviews Jack Dorsey, co-founder and CEO of Twitter and Square. They discuss how both companies have embraced remote collaboration, the underrated value of deliberate work, and how questioning preconceived models from the get-go can change everything.“


Twitter: Fakenews und Retweets

Twitter says it will start removing COVID-19 vaccine misinformation – Twitter announced Wednesday that it will remove tweets making false or misleading claims about COVID-19 vaccinations. … Twitter may also label or place warnings on tweets pushing vaccine conspiracy theories starting early next year. These labeled tweets could link out to authoritative public health information, similar to how Twitter directed users to verified voting information throughout the 2020 election.“

The Verge

„The retweet is back, baby – Well, it was worth a shot. – Twitter announced Wednesday that it will cease prompting users to quote tweet in lieu of the standard retweet. That’s right, you can now retweet – without first adding a comment – to your heart’s content (just like you always could). … ‚The use of Quote Tweets increased, but 45% of them included single-word affirmations and 70% had less than 25 characters,‘ wrote Twitter.“