The company detailed the notices in an updated blog post in late April, but the “educational screens” (as Facebook described them) didn’t garner much attention until now.
It’s not surprising that Facebook would try the hard sell for app tracking. Personalized ads play a major role in Facebook’s business, and using iOS 14.5 to effectively disable them could hurt the internet giant’s bottom line. The notices could be worthwhile for the company if they lead to at least some customers sticking with app tracking. At the same time, they’re reminders that Facebook’s business revolves around data collection — you might balk if you’re privacy-conscious.
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