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Mozilla Questions Apple’s Privacy Practice

Notably, earlier critism of the IDFA gave way to a pushback from app developers who say they need the tech to monetise the free app ecosystem so many of us have become used to

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Mozilla contributors started contributing more actively in the project since June, according to GitHub's version history overview.
Mozilla contributors started contributing more actively in the project since June, according to GitHub's version history overview. (IANS)

Mozilla, the maker of the Open Source browser Firefox, has launched a campaign asking Apple to make it harder for advertisers to track iPhone users by changing the unique ID for each iPhone every month and building comprehensive profiles of users over time.

Apple, which has always positioned itself as a champion for privacy, sells each iPhone with a unique ID (called an “identifier for advertisers” or IDFA) that lets advertisers track the actions users take when they use apps.

“It’s like a salesperson following you from store to store while you shop and recording each thing you look at. Not very private at all. The good news: You can turn this feature off. The bad news: Most people don’t know that feature even exists, let alone that they should turn it off. And we think that they shouldn’t have to,” Ashley Boyd, VP of Advocacy, Mozilla, wrote in a blog post on Tuesday.

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Customers walk past an Apple logo inside of an Apple store at Grand Central Station in New York, Aug. 1, 2018. VOA

“That’s why we’re asking Apple to change the unique IDs for each iPhone eve5ry month. You would still get relevant ads – but it would be harder for companies to build a profile about you over time,” Boyd added.

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Notably, earlier critism of the IDFA gave way to a pushback fro0m app developers who say they need the tech to monetise the free app ecosystem so many of us have become used to. (IANS)

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Apple Releases New Version of its Professional Music Production Software

Apple said that Logic Pro X 10.4.5 has been made available starting Friday as a free update for all existing users

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Customers walk past an Apple logo inside of an Apple store at Grand Central Station in New York, Aug. 1, 2018. VOA

Apple on Friday released a new version of Logic Pro X, its professional music production software, with optimisations that take advantage of the power of the new Mac Pro.

Logic Pro X 10.4.5 will now support up to 56 processing threads, allowing pro music producers and film composers to work through demanding music projects with ease, Apple said.

With the new Mac Pro, Logic can now run up to five times the number of real-time plug-ins compared to the previous generation Mac Pro.

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FILE – Apple’s App Store app is seen in Baltimore, MD., March 19, 2018. VOA

The new version of the music production software increases the available track and channel count for all users, now supporting up to 1,000 audio tracks and 1,000 software instrument tracks, providing four times the number of available tracks for productions.

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Apple said that Logic Pro X 10.4.5 has been made available starting Friday as a free update for all existing users, and is available on the Mac App Store for Rs 15,500 for new customers. (IANS)