Image credit – Marc1199

A recent report from The New York Times revealed that Facebook had apparently been sharing data with at least 60 device makers, with Apple being named as one of them. Apple has since denied this and if you’re looking for more proof that Apple is trying to protect the privacy of its users, macOS Mojave might contain some clues.

According to a post on Reddit by user Marc1199 (via MacRumors), it appears that the latest update to macOS has removed integration with third-party internet accounts such as Twitter and Facebook. For those unfamiliar, Apple introduced the ability to sign into accounts such as Twitter and Facebook so that apps that needed to use those services could access it easily without users having to sign into them each and every time.

The integration was removed in iOS 11 but was still present in the previous build of macOS High Sierra, but like we said user Marc1199 has discovered that macOS Mojave has since removed that integration. As you can see in the screenshot above, the only internet accounts available to users are those of email accounts, and there is a notable absence of other login options such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Flickr, and Vimeo.

macOS Mojave was announced at WWDC 2018 and will be the next major update to the macOS platform. It is also expected to see a release this fall, but the beta of the operating system is already available.

Filed in Apple >Computers. Read more about Macos and Privacy.

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