In answer to your question as to if Apple respects your privacy, they are watching what you’re looking at online. If you’re reading news online, Apple will try to push you to their version of the truth… I mean article on that same website, but through the News+ app. This is something that is astoundingly scary, intrusive, and creepy all at the same time. Further, you can expect that this will be the way of things to come.

Apple has made a change to the handling of Smart App Banners that points users to the Apple News app instead of a third-party app when they open a webpage hosted by a News+ publisher.