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Facebook’s latest privacy scandal sparks feud with Apple

The Apple-Facebook standoff over consumer privacy is heating up amid news the social media colossus had been tracking the iPhone habits of customers as young as 13. Apple, run by Chief Executive Tim Cook, stripped its nemesis, helmed by Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg, of key developer privileges it needs to test its products on the iPhone, bringing the hammer down after it was revealed the social network had been paying consumers — some of them teenagers — $20 a month to install an information-gathering app on their phones. The app granted Facebook “nearly limitless access” to the users’ device, including records of which apps were installed, location information and the contents of private messages, according to a report ...