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[2]: Selective tech amnesia
by phoudoin on Fri 12th Oct 2012 15:43 UTC in reply to "RE: Selective tech amnesia"
phoudoin
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2006-06-09

Why should we even have to opt out of being tracked instead of having to make a conscious effort to opt in to be tracked?


Default values are set according to interest's of the one making it default.

If it was off by default, end user may ignore that his behavior *could* generate profitable knowledge to you.

If it is on by default, end user may ignore that his behavior *is* generating profitable knowledge to you.

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