APPLE FRAZZLES BIG TECH WITH NEW IPHONE PRIVACY FEATURE
Never before have so many countries, including China, the US, Britain, India, and Russia, moved with such vigor at the same time to limit the power of a single industry--- information technology.
While nations and tech firms have jockeyed for primacy for years, the latest actions could reshape how the global internet works, with the US trying to impose strict regulations, Australia cutting a deal for social media portals to pay Australian newspapers for stories that they liberally carry and China banning internet service while Russia insists on cyberspace to police content, the New York Times reported.
However, Big Technology never anticipated that one huge player in the market would also cash in on features that will permit users to control various high-tech apps.
Apple said it would release its anticipated iPhone software update next week.
A new privacy feature — which requires apps to get explicit permission from users before tracking them across other apps — has many companies worried, most notably Facebook. Apple also unveiled new products, including a new high-end iPad and iMac desktop computer.