Apple will make changes to your operating system, limiting the messengers function call in the background, which allows not only faster to connect subscribers, but also to collect the user data, reports The Information citing sources. Apple will make the appropriate changes to their new operating system iOS 13, which will be released this fall. Although its decision the company said during its worldwide developers conference (WWDC) in June, it went unnoticed by the public. Apple’s decision will force Facebook to change their app messaging — WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger, and at first this will impact particularly strongly, as the messenger uses the Internet calls a variety of ways, including end-to-end encryption. According to the publication, the developers will have to make changes until April 2020 to meet the new standards of Apple. Internet calls based on the technology of Voice over Internet Protocol or VoIP, which is also called the IT-telephony. Disputes about the ways in which application developers can use it, do not cease for many years. Facebook had planned to keep this function in your main app after creating the individual messenger, but was later forced to abandon this idea. According to a former Director for Apple Philip shoemaker, the company does not know for sure whether this feature in Facebook Messenger to listen to users, but does not exclude it. An Apple spokesperson did not provide comment on this issue. In Facebook said that the company does not collect data using functions calling in their messenger. “Changes in future releases of iOS are not insignificant, but we are in talks with Apple on how best to solve the issue. To clarify the situation — we use VoIP API PushKit to provide services to exchange private messages, world-class, not to collect data”, — said the representative of Facebook. One of the sources added that other major messaging apps, including Snapchat and Chinese WeChat, use this function in the background for a number of reasons that are not directly connected to Internet calls. Representatives of Snap and WeChat has not provided a comment on the topic.
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