Facebook Discloses Real-Time Location Tracking Data For iOS 13 And Android 10


Facebook reveals how its iOS apps track user location

Apple's iOS 13 will warn you when an app is using your location data, this new change will let you know when your location is being used in the background by an app.

Apple is all set to release its next version of operating system, iOS 13, to the public later this month.

To Facebook's credit, it will use the most restrictive settings a user implements, whether it's in the Facebook app or in their mobile OS.

"For example, if your device location setting is set to "all of the time", but your Facebook background location setting is off, we won't collect your precise location information when you're not using the Facebook app", Facebook explains.

The explanation which, was published via the Facebook blog, also suggests that location settings will still be in full control of Facebook users. The iOS 13, on the other hand, will notify users about which apps can access their location information when they're not using an app. However, Facebook is clearly concerned that users will be alarmed once the location alerts start popping up on their devices following their updating their device to iOS 13.

In iOS 13, you'll be able to jot down reminders like you now can, but you'll be able to add dates, times, locations, photos, check lists, and flags to really get specific about your lists and to-dos. You can control whether your device shares precise location information with Facebook via Location Services, a setting on your phone or tablet.

However, the company started its blog with a clear statement that location-tracking in Facebook is important: "Facebook is better with location", the company's engineering director of the Facebook Location Platform Paul McDonald wrote. According to a New York Times report, Facebook gave Microsoft, Amazon, and Spotify "far greater access to people's data than it has disclosed". "We'll continue to make it easier for you to control how and when you share your location", mentioned McDonald. It also helps "improve" ads and helps keep the whole Facebook community safe.

Facebook assures its users that they will still be able to control who sees their location whenever they check-in to Facebook. Join the fearless revolution today.

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