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Facebook v Apple: What is it all about?

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Facebook v Apple: What is it all about?

Apple have recently introduced a new feature to their iPhones and iPads, causing a great disturbance between themselves and Facebook. The new Apple feature allows users to switch off the access to their private data being collected by apps. Facebook are up in arms as they are extremely reliant on the user data for the advertising it generates, this is what makes the company its profits.  At the centre of this row is a unique device identifier which is on all iPhones and iPads, called a IDFA (identifier for advertisers) Businesses that sell mobile ads use this IDFA to target...

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What are Cookies? And are they dangerous?

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What are Cookies? And are they dangerous?

We come across them on just about every website we visit, and usually habitually click ‘accept all’ so we can carry on viewing the website, but are we making our privacy vulnerable? Cookies are essential to the modern internet, they are text files with small pieces of data — like a username and password — that are used to identify your computer as you use a computer network. Specific cookies known as HTTP cookies are used to identify specific users and improve your web browsing experience. They let websites remember you, your logins, your shopping basket and much more. It’s...

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