The big picture: Facebook has published a detailed look at how its app funnels and uses background location data from your smartphone. Ahead of the release, Facebook has posted a new blog post explaining how iOS 13 and even Android 10 will affect its access to your location data.
In compliance with the latest iOS 13 features, Facebook clarifies that users are in control of their location. Users will then have the choice to select either'always allow' or'let once' for finding sharing with the third party program.
If you are using iOS 13, you will begin to receive notifications about when an app is using your precise location in the background and how many times an app has accessed that information. Furthermore, it will offer more insight with a map where you can see the location history that was accessible to a certain app.
Facebook said it will still collect location data via user activities such as check-ins, events and internet connection information, but this a drop in the bucket compared to the amount of data it can collect based purely on where the app - or device - is being used. "We'll continue to make it easier for you to control how and when you share your location", mentioned McDonald. According to CNBC, the update is created to give users more control over their privacy sharing settings, a move that seemed to specifically target both Facebook and Google.