In January, Jana Partners and the California State Teachers' Retirement System or CalSTRS wrote a letter to Apple about growing "societal unease" about overuse of technology and in particular smart phones, which at some point could turn people away from buying Apple products.
The upcoming versions of the software powering iPhone and Mac computers will block the use of so-called "cookies" from Facebook "like" buttons that can follow people from one website to another, Apple said.
Speaking at the Californian firm's annual developer conference, software chief Craig Federighi said Apple would "shut down" Facebook's ability to automatically track users.
"It will become dramatically more hard for data companies to identify your device and track you", Federighi said.
Apple has put a premium on user privacy for years. In addition to the new privacy measures, Apple also introduced new features that will encourage users to limit the amount of time they spend on their phones.
At last year's conference, Apple demonstrated the HomePod speaker, monoblock iMac Pro and a pair of the new iPad Pro.
The Apple boss briefly insisted on how their way of operation was different from any other companies and how they never requested any personal data and information from Facebook because it was not suitable and it did not fit with Apple's way of operating.
OTD in Space - June 4: Falcon 9 Rocket Reaches Orbit
The booster then came back to Earth for a pinpoint landing shortly after that liftoff, but won't do this for the SES-12 mission. The company's Falcon 9 rocket , with a used first stage, launched from Florida's Cape Canaveral Air Force at 12:29 a.m.
Vermont will pay remote workers $10,000 to move there
To be eligible, people must become full-time residents of Vermont after January 1, 2019. In 2020, the program is expected to receive up to $250,000, then $125,000 in 2021.
China slams 'irresponsible' US comments on South China Sea
The South China Sea is one of the busiest shipping lanes in the world, and rich in fish and potential oil and gas reserves. China had participated in these exercises in 2014 and 2016. "It calls into question China's broader goals", Mattis said.
The feature, "Screen Time", is account-based and works across all of a child's iOS devices.
Right now, controls give two options - all on or all off. Shareholders want more options for controls that help with screen-time management.
Facebook recently said it will let you delete information the company gathers from your activity on other websites and apps.
Apple's senior vice president of Software Engineering Craig Federighi speaks during the 2018 Apple Worldwide Developer Conference at the San Jose Convention Center on June 4, 2018 in San Jose, Calif. Apple CEO Tim Cook kicked off the WWDC that runs through June 8.
"The App Store has fundamentally changed the way we live".
CalSTRS and Jana, which, combined, owned about $2 billion in Apple stock, say the company could help minimize "unintentional negative consequences" of overusing digital devices and spending too much time on social media.
SYDELL: You know, Apple makes hardware.
"If Apple has major improvements to Siri in its labs, it did not show them off today".