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EFF denounces Facebook’s ‘laughable campaign’ against Apple’s anti-tracking features

The Electronic Frontier Foundation has declared Facebook’s attack against Apple’s anti-tracking initiatives as a “laughable campaign,” one that actually works against the small businesses that the social network is supposedly trying to protect.

Facebook’s ongoing media campaign to try and pressure Apple into halting its program of changes to limit the amount of ad tracking that takes place across Apple’s ecosystem has already received criticism from Apple CEO Tim Cook and the company itself. Now, the privacy-focused non-profit EFF has waded into the argument, and has sided with Apple.In an article published on Friday to the EFF’s website, the group spells out that Facebook’s campaign, which largely consists of a media blitz claiming Apple’s privacy changes will be bad for small businesses, is actually the opposite. Instead of protecting privacy, the EFF says it is a “laughable attempt from Facebook” to distract users from its “poor track record of anticompetitive behavior and privacy issues,” and to derail pro-privacy moves that would be bad for Facebook’s business.

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