Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 8th Jun 2010 22:07 UTC
Apple When Apple announced its iAd mobile advertising initiative, many of us wondered how this would effect other mobile advertising agencies on the iPhone, and more specifically, Google's AdMob. Well, now we know: Apple has revised its iOS developer agreement to specifically lock out Google's AdMod. And then people wonder why Apple is no longer the darling of the geek world.
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RE[2]: Gloves
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Wed 9th Jun 2010 06:30 UTC in reply to "RE: Gloves"
Bill Shooter of Bul
Member since:
2006-07-14

Ahh, you see Google doesn't just spy on me, they let any third party spy on me, regardless of mobile offerings.

Completely different.

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RE[3]: Gloves
by JAlexoid on Thu 10th Jun 2010 08:24 in reply to "RE[2]: Gloves"
JAlexoid Member since:
2009-05-19

Now enlighten me, how Google lets others spy on me? Do they sell the statistics in their raw form? Do they sell statistics at all?

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RE[4]: Gloves
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Thu 10th Jun 2010 14:37 in reply to "RE[3]: Gloves"
Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

Mostly a tongue in cheek answer, but not that far off in reality. Google has had some major security flaws in its products that have allowed people to do all sorts of spying on others. One really cynical, reality disassociated person might say that fixing the holes amounted to an unfair anticompetitive action.

Past Examples include:

Google Buzz showing everyone your contact list
Google Docs, allowing anyone to access your docs
Google Desktop, allowing anyone to access your files remotely.

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