Facebook Released a New Update Without Any Warning
Friday, January 22nd 2021, around 11:40 pm, Facebook released a new update causing Apple IOS users to automatically log out of their Facebook App. There has been no word from either Facebook or Apple. IOS users have taken to social media in solidarity.
Android Users have Marked Themselves Safe from the Facebook Update
On Going Internet War – Facebook vs Apple
There has been a war over the internet for the past decade between Apple vs Facebook. Last week Facebook started a campaign blasting Apple’s decision to give iPhone users an option to disable apps from tracking their personal data. Facebook made it clear that Apple’s move will hurt small businesses that use Facebook’s targeting advertising to reach their customer base. Many users thought they were being hacked. Some user have reported it has taken 3 attempts to change their Facebook password to log back into the app. There have been reports of users still unable to log in at this time. And a few reports of lost photos/data.
Facebook App Response to incident
Here is what Facebook had to say in the early hours of the morning. We are assuming their PR Team/Social team were off the clock at the time.
Facebook: In early 2021, Apple will begin to enforce their App Tracking Transparency (ATT) prompt. Once Apple enforces the prompt and it’s shown on Facebook and Instagram, app advertisers and advertisers that optimize, target and report on web events, will be impacted by limitations on data sharing. As a result of the impact created by Apple’s policy requirements, we’ve developed forthcoming updates to attribution settings. Facebook.com More Info:
See What Changes were made to your Facebook App
See What the Online Community has to say about the issue…
Apple Describing How Your App Uses Data
The App Store is designed to be a safe and trusted place for users to discover apps created by talented developers around the world. Apps on the App Store are held to a high standard for privacy, security, and content because nothing is more important than maintaining users’ trust. Later this year, you’ll be required to provide information about some of your app’s data collection practices on your product page. And with iOS 14, iPadOS 14, and tvOS 14, you will need to ask users for their permission to track them across apps and websites owned by other companies. (More Info)Apple.com
Facebook Rating on the Apple App Store
Facebook App Store Rating is Currently 2.7. We have not confirmed that this is related to the incident today.
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