From “Facebook Wades Into ‘Fortnite’ Maker’s Dispute With Apple” ($) in Thursday’s Wall Street Journal:
Facebook said it would assist the company behind the popular videogame “Fortnite” in its high-profile legal battle withApple Inc., AAPL -0.05% as the social-media giant ramps up its own counterattack against what it says are the iPhone maker’s self-serving measures cloaked in the interest of privacy.
Facebook has been feuding with Apple for months on issues ranging from prices for paid apps to privacy-rule changes…
“This is not really about privacy for them,” said Dan Levy, Facebook’s head of ad products. “This is about an attack on personalized ads and the consequences it’s going to have on small-business owners.”
Apple said in a statement: “We believe that this is a simple matter of standing up for our users. Users should know when their data is being collected and shared across other apps and websites—and they should have the choice to allow that or not.”
My take: Facebook and Epic. Dumb and dumber.