Privacy is an area of frequent concern from Apple, but it's not often that tweaks to privacy features attract the ire of tech giants like Facebook. In the case of iOS 14.4, however that's exactly what happened when the social media giant placed a full-page newspaper ad criticizing Apple's iOS 14.4 updates.
Facebook went as far as to take out full-page newspaper ads warning that the changes would adversely affect small businesses. Apple, however, says the changes are part of an effort to encourage Facebook to be more transparent about their data collection practices.
Fingerprinting involves collecting multiple data points from a device which are then used to give each device a unique identifier. Those sources of data, like IP addresses, operating systems, plugin data, and time stamps, making it potentially more intrusive than other forms of web-tracking.