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Facebook: will phase out background location settings on Android 10

via:新浪科技     time:2019/9/10 9:00:29     readed:185


The post looks like Facebook is in advance of giving users a vaccination, and this software update may be unsettling for users because of the poor privacy of Facebook.

A Facebook project director wrote in this blog: "When you share the exact location of your device with apps like Facebook, your Android or iOS location settings allow you to control location-sharing. So we need to let you know that both the Android and iOS operating systems have released a new version, with some updates in the new version, changing the way you view and manage the location."


TowardsUser-pushed iOS 13 will provide a bullet window informing users how many times an application has used location information in the background in the past few days. Background location is very useful for some functions such as map and Facebook check-in. However, some application developers may abuse it and collect information against users'wishes.

After the launch of iOS 13, Facebook users will often see these pop-up window information, telling them where the Facebook app has used their location in the background many times in the past few days, and the information will also include a map tag showing where the Facebook app has invoked the location information of the device.

According to past experience, Apple usually pushes the latest version of the iOS operating system a week or two after the new iPhone is released. Apple will hold a launch at its headquarters on Tuesday, when the new iPhone will be unveiled.

In June, Apple announced that the new version of iOS would be added to the background location to invoke the monitoring feature.

Craig Federggi (Craig Federighi), senior vice president of software engineering at Apple, said: "sharing locations with third-party apps can bring some practical experiences, but we don't want app developers to use it to track us. "he said Apple will release a new feature that allows iPhone users to give users only a single location data call permission, rather than allowing the app to always get it. "if you choose to keep an app monitoring your location in the background, we will provide a report to let you know what this app has done," Federico said.

In addition to Apple's iOS, Facebook's blog post also mentions Google's Android, which has also added new positioning features to its most recent v 10 version.

Facebook wrote: "If you decide to upgrade the system to Android 10, you will get an option to allow a single application to access your exact location, regardless of whether the application is in use or not. "

Neither Facebook nor Apple responded to requests for comment in the first place. Facebook's blog post also said that even if users turn off the location function on the device, it could collect location information on the device in other ways. "We may get your location by checking in, events and Internet connection information," Facebook wrote.

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