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Facebook Removes Apple’s Blue Tick Verification Amid Escalating Feud

Facebook removes Apple’s blue tick page verification as the feud between the tech giants over upcoming iPhone privacy changes continues to escalate

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Facebook appears to have removed a blue tick verification from Apple’s social media page.

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The Mark Zuckerberg-founded company usually gives giant businesses an organizations blue ticks to symbolize their authenticity.

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Apple’s main rivals, Microsoft, Hewlett Packard and Samsung, all have been given blue tick verification by Facebook.

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It comes amid a feud between Facebook and Twitter over privacy.

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At the crux of the issue is changes to Apple’s iOS 14 that will require users to give permission in order for apps to track them for advertising purposes.

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The changes will restrict companies, including Facebook, from gathering data on users to provide personalized ads.

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Media consultant Matt Navarra noticed the blue tick had vanished from Apple’s page on Facebook Tuesday morning – a week after the Mark Zuckerberg-founded site slammed the iPhone maker over its upcoming privacy changes.

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‘Facebook has removed Apple’s blue tick Page verification,’ Navarra wrote.

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On Facebook, almost all big brands and organizations are given a blue tick on their official social media pages to symbolize their authenticity.

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Apple’s main rivals, Microsoft, Hewlett Packard, and Samsung have all been given such ticks by Facebook.

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It is unclear exactly when Facebook decided to delete Apple’s blue tick. DailyMail.com has reached out to the company for comment.

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Apple still has a blue tick verification on Instagram – which is owned by Facebook.

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Silicon Valley’s latest war over privacy erupted last week. At the crux of the issue is changes to Apple’s iOS 14.4, which will go live next year and require users to give permission in order for apps to track them for advertising purposes.

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