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Apple CEO Slams Tech Giants Ahead of New Privacy Features

  • Planned iOS software updates designed to curb ad tracking
  • Facebook, advertisers have attacked Apple over the plans
Tim Cook
Tim CookPhotographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg
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Apple Inc. Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook lambasted tech giants for “data exploitation” and called for reform around the practices of selling user data to target ads.

The iPhone maker is rolling out new privacy features that restrict how mobile apps such as those from Facebook Inc. and Alphabet Inc.’s Google gather data about users to target ads.