Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 12th Oct 2012 11:35 UTC
Apple Surprise, surprise - Apple, by default, tracks web browsing behaviour and location to better serve you ads. You have to specifically opt out of this tracking per individual iOS device that you own. Now we know why Apple has no problem with turning on 'Do Not Track' and not accepting tracking cookies by default: it has no effect on them whatsoever, because iOS 6 has its own independent user tracking mechanisms. Unlike what the Apple pundits claim, it's got nothing to do with respect for user privacy at all. Well paint me red and call me a girl scout: company selling ads tracks user behaviour. Shocker, huh?
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Selective tech amnesia
by kholinar on Fri 12th Oct 2012 11:56 UTC
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2007-09-10

Surprise, surprise... The opt out page has been up from the very beginning and was widely publicized in the tech press. Must be a slow week waiting for the new iPad.

From 2010, with the introduction of iads: http://allthingsd.com/20100621/apple-heres-how-to-opt-out-of-our-ta...

So how long did it take all the other ad companies to post opt outs?

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