In the autumn of the slugfest between Apple and Facebook in the next round: With iOS 13 Apple introduces many new Features intended to strengthen the privacy of users. In addition to a previously announced registration anonymizer service (for more Details, see here) and a more stringent site-release are Details of a further feature leaked: The US Portal “The Information”, according to Apple’s plans in its upcoming iPhone operating system to restrict data access for external Messenger.

according to The report, Apple will revise in iOS 13, the interfaces to developers, so Apps like the Facebook Messenger and Whatsapp can capture less data in the Background. Specifically, it is the interface “PushKit VoIP” (Voice over IP): This provides a simplified said that the Apps will be permanently “kept alive” so that you can recognize in the Background, when messages or calls come in.

misuse of the function

However, many developers have used the function, apparently, to collect in the Background, other data, and to send. With the new regulation, Apple pushes the bar: The Apps are now allowed access to the phone function, but no other activities to perform.

The developers now have until April 2020, your Apps to the new requirements. Especially Facebook is a lot of work: “The Information”, according to Whatsapp to use the “Pushkit VoIP”interface for its end-to-end encryption. This centralized function ensures that outsiders are not able to read the Chats of the user. May need to be large parts of the App rebuilt.

Facebook said on request, to have the function to Collect the data. However, the group did not exactly have the best reputation in terms of privacy. Of the new rules, only the Facebook Apps Messenger and Whatsapp are not affected, but also other popular applications such as Snapchat, WeChat and co.

iOS 13 is planned to be held in mid-September for Download.

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