What an upcoming Apple privacy prompt will mean for you – and the apps you use

Rob Pegoraro USA Today March 20th, 2021

A new prompt in Apple’s mobile and TV software will soon enlighten you about a hidden sideline of many apps – seeing what you do in other apps. When iOS 14.5, iPadOS 14.5 and tvOS 14.5 ship sometime this spring, they will require apps that track your activity across your iPhone, iPad or Apple TV to request permission first. You won’t have to hope app developers oblige your request: Since the simple way to do such tracking is via Apple’s Identifier for Advertising (“IDFA”) feature, Apple will be able to spot violations.

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