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: Complete non-issue
by Tractor on Mon 15th Oct 2012 12:03 UTC in reply to "Complete non-issue"
Tractor
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2006-08-18

Exactly my point.
A while ago, a short while ago,
Google tracking uninformed users on Safari was considered such an "horrible practice" that it got investigated by US FTC, and received a record-breaking fine for this "evil" act (for which, btw, Google was singled out of a large crow of Ad companies which were all doing the same).

But now that this is Apple which is doing it, there's no problem to that. You said yourself "I don't see a problem at all".

Double standard, once again.

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