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Facebook lobbying for option to make Messenger default on iOS

Yes, because Facebook being the app that handles all of your SMS information is going to end really well, isn't it?

Facebook has recently heavily criticized Apple for restrictions on gaming apps, ad targeting, and in-app purchases. Last month, Facebook warned advertisers that Apple's upcoming anti-tracking tools could cause a more than 50 percent drop in Audience Network publisher revenue due to the removal of personalization from ads within apps. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has also referred to Apple's App Store as monopolistic and harmful to customers. Apple "blocks innovation, blocks competition," and uses the ‌App Store‌ to "charge monopoly rents," he said.

I've covered this already, Facebook crying because their creepy tracking won't work anymore is laughable anyway, but to say that Apple is block innovation and competition is a little rich. I mean, they bought Instagram, a rising competitor and from using the app everyday, it feels like they've just turned it into a cash cow by flooding feeds and stories with ads. Oh, and they rip off every decent feature that other apps come up with.

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