Apple Reminds Developers to Submit Privacy Info for 'Nutritional Label for Apps' Feature

Apple today reminded developers to submit privacy information for their apps using App Store Connect, with that info set to be used for a new privacy label feature that will be added to each ‌App Store‌ app.

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Apple announced the new privacy feature during WWDC, and it will see apps providing specific details on the information that is collected from users when an app is downloaded. Apple has likened the privacy feature to a nutritional label for apps, and developers are required to self-report the information.

Developers need to provide details on what types of data the app collects from customers and whether that data is linked to them or used to track them.

Apple is planning to roll out the privacy feature later in 2020, and as of December 8, will require newly submitted apps and app updates to include this information.

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breather Avatar
46 months ago
I love this feature.
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
and 1989 others Avatar
46 months ago
Use of Facebook cookies or API is the equivalent of High fructose Corn Syrup.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
CarlJ Avatar
46 months ago

Use of Facebook cookies or API is the equivalent of High fructose Corn Syrup.
Corn syrup? No, it's more like lead paint - it might taste sweet, but it causes brain damage.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
vicviper789 Avatar
46 months ago
I appreciate Apples dedication to privacy but I think it has caused other sites to become even more nefarious when it comes to tracking.

I noticed a lot of other sites are now flat out requiring phone numbers of you want to use their service which I think is even more invasive than cookies. Instagram, Twitter, yahoo, aol, google, imgur, and a bunch of others won’t let you make an account without a number. I even got locked out of my Facebook account because I refused to give it my number after someone reported me for not using an “authentic name”
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Devin Breeding Avatar
46 months ago

So what would be the sugar and fat equivalent in the app nutrition label? Google Apps like GMail and YouTube that everyone loves the taste of that violate privacy in ways we cannot even imagine?
It would be like the surgeon general’s warning on Cigarettes and Alcohol. ?
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
gaximus Avatar
46 months ago

I appreciate Apples dedication to privacy but I think it has caused other sites to become even more nefarious when it comes to tracking.

I noticed a lot of other sites are now flat out requiring phone numbers of you want to use their service which I think is even more invasive than cookies. Instagram, Twitter, yahoo, aol, google, imgur, and a bunch of others won’t let you make an account without a number. I even got locked out of my Facebook account because I refused to give it my number after someone reported me for not using an “authentic name”
Once enough people stop using these services they will change their stance. I deactivated my Facebook account about 3 months ago and have been so much happier since then, but it was a hard decision, I've had Facebook since you needed a .edu email address to get an account.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)