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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by edvim on Fri 12th Oct 2012 12:22 UTC
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As distasteful as this revelation is, the big problem is awareness by the population at large. IT news sources may or may not propagate this story but the ones who are affected the most by Apple's smoke-and-mirrors practices simply don't get all the details about what's going on.
Also, I very much doubt the FTC and the various courts involved in suing Google over Safari browser cookie issues care about what Apple has been doing.

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