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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the root of the problem
by Janvl on Fri 12th Oct 2012 15:19 UTC
Janvl
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2007-02-20

Dear Thom, if you do not own devices with IOS then you do not have this problem.

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RE: the root of the problem
by darknexus on Fri 12th Oct 2012 20:24 in reply to "the root of the problem"
darknexus Member since:
2008-07-15

Dear Thom, if you do not own devices with IOS then you do not have this problem.

Oh, of course, because Android/Google or Microsoft *never* track you, ever. Seriously get real. You don't want to be tracked somehow? Don't own a smart phone or any other interconnected device. It won't matter how many laws you put in place to prevent it, nor does it matter which web site you visit. If they want to track you, they will. You do notice that the options in web browsers have labels such as "ask web sites not to track me." You notice the word "ask?" That means, you know, that they don't have to obey. You put anti-tracking laws in one country? They'll host it in another. You ask pages not to track you? They will anyway. You opt out of ad tracking? You'll still get ads. If a page even *has* ads, those ads can track you in turn. Don't accept cookies? They have other, server-side ways of tracking visitors and viewers. Plus, you think your ISP or carrier isn't logging every little thing you send, just waiting to hand it over to someone? Ads are a trend as old as technology itself, starting from the hand-made billboard, through the television, and now on to the internet. If you want ads and ad-related tracking to stop, there's only one thing we can do, though it would require the collaboration of the entire human race. Never view them, never click on them, and never buy from a company that uses them. That will, of course, never happen so you might as well get used to it.

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