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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One thing to keep in mind
by darknexus on Fri 12th Oct 2012 20:30 UTC
darknexus
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2008-07-15

Just because you opt out doesn't necessarily mean that data isn't still being sent. You won't see interest-based ads, but that in and of itself does not mean the tracking is not still occurring.

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