BBC News Review: Apple, Facebook and web privacy

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Apple has announced measures intended to frustrate software tools used by Facebook to track web users automatically.

Apple’s software chief said its web browser, Safari, would in future ask owners’ permission before allowing the social network to monitor their activity.

Quiz: http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/english/course/newsreview/unit-1/session-41

Key words and phrases
spat
short, often petty, argument
-We aren’t talking at the moment. We had a spat about whose turn it is to wash up.
-Dan and his brother used to get into spats over video games.

snooping
secretly observing
-How did you know where I hid the biscuits? Have you been snooping on me?
-The spy snooped through the documents on the ambassador’s desk.

took a shot
attacked
-The boxer took an early shot at his rival during the press conference, but missed.
-The presidential candidates took shots at each other during the televised debate.

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