On Tue, 30 Jun 2020 09:08:16 +1200, Peter Reutemann quoted:
'Apple said last week that it declined to
implement 16 new web
technologies (Web APIs) in Safari because they posed a threat to user
privacy by opening new avenues for user fingerprinting.'
Of course, its competitors see things differently
[Alex Russell, senior staff software engineer at Google] points out
that Apple supports other APIs that can be abused, such as those
related to orientation/acceleration, geolocation, camera access,
GPU accelerated graphics, gamepad API, and file and directory
Or as Ben Thompson, tech analyst for Stratechery, put it in a blog
post on Monday, "Making the web less useful makes apps more useful,
from which Apple can take its share; similarly, it is notable that
Apple is expanding its own app install product even as it is
kneecapping the industry’s."