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[3]: Selective tech amnesia
by WorknMan on Fri 12th Oct 2012 21:23 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Selective tech amnesia"
WorknMan
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2005-11-13

• See ads that have absolutely no relevance to you
• See ads that you might actually like

There is no utopic third option.


Actually, there is - don't install apps with ads - or if you're rooted/jailbroken, install an ad blocker. Problem solved. Not that I want everything for free... I'll gladly pay for an app I like, if the developer gives me the option as an alternative to adware. If not? F**k 'em ;)

For me, it's not the tracking that pisses me off, but the advertising; the only reason they want to track you is so they can serve you up relevant ads. But if you can eliminate most/all the ways they have to advertise to you, then you essentially cut them off at the knees, and all their tracking is a waste of time. I have an ad-blocker installed on my Android phone. Thus, I get zero ads, so they're more than welcome to waste their time tracking me. In fact, I hope they do ;)

Edited 2012-10-12 21:25 UTC

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RE[4]: Selective tech amnesia
by darknexus on Fri 12th Oct 2012 21:38 in reply to "RE[3]: Selective tech amnesia"
darknexus Member since:
2008-07-15

I'll gladly pay for an app I like, if the developer gives me the option as an alternative to adware. If not? F**k 'em ;)

Agree 100%. I simply don't use apps with ads. If I try the app and I like it, I'll pay for the non-ad version in a heartbeat. The only purpose apps with ads serve on my device is as trialware for the app itself. If I like it then I pay for it, if I don't then I uninstall it.

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