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 jessesmith on Sat 13th Oct 2012 00:57 UTC in reply to "RE: Selective tech amnesia"
jessesmith
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2010-03-11

I don't think I've ever heard anyone claim Apple doesn't track people or that they are in support of privacy. In fact, given all the stories about tracking iDevices, backdoors and ads and such I would think it was pretty obvious Apple tracks its customers.

Still, some people miss it the first dozen times around so I guess it's good OSNews to joining the chorus in warning people about how private iOS is not.

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