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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RE[4]: Selective tech amnesia
by darknexus on Fri 12th Oct 2012 22:40 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Selective tech amnesia"
darknexus
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2008-07-15

Not that Microsoft isn't still playing at their old games, but at least they seem to try to hide it and be subtle about it.

Speaking for myself, I'd rather a company not be subtle about what they're doing. Better that I know precisely what I'm dealing with when I buy from someone as opposed to having something sneak up on me.

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