Apple Has Quietly Started Tracking iPhone Users Again, And It's Tricky To Opt Out

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  1. sasasule, Oct 19, 2012
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    sasasule macrumors member

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    For people who didn't know...If you get spam with ads on your phone this is reason why....Also there is way how to fix this problem....

    Article taken from:
    http://www.businessinsider.com/ifa-apples-iphone-tracking-in-ios-6-2012-10
     
  2. Eckscaliber macrumors 6502a

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    I stumbled upon this a few days ago. I immediately turned it off. Good post for people who don't know about it yet.
     
  3. sasasule thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks i hope too. At list good thing is that there is a way how to shut this down....
     
  4. mabeyman macrumors member

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    Also, to disable "Interest Based iAds" go to oo.apple.com on your iPhone
     
  5. willmtaylor, Oct 19, 2012
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  6. jabingla2810 macrumors 68020

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    You're gonna get ads anyway so why not make them more suited to you?

    I'll leave it on.
     
  7. NovemberWhiskey macrumors 68030

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    wow thanks.

    how is anyone supposed to know that one?? thats really sneaky.
     
  8. VulchR macrumors 68020

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    This is old news, but I suppose if people don't know about this yet it's good to keep hammering the point home.

    One of the things that I like about Apple is that, unlike Google, they supposedly make their money by considering the user as the customer (for Google, advertisers and marketers are the customers). However, when I discovered that Apple buried the toggle for this in an inappropriate section, I must say I was disappointed (and of course turned the limited tracking option ON). I can't wait to see what the EU has to say about this - typically the EU requires one to opt-in rather than opt-out of collection of any personal information.
     
  9. XboxMySocks macrumors 68020

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    Yes, having a setting in the Settings app which you need to turn ON for it to have any efficacy, is truly so tricky :rolleyes:
     
  10. willmtaylor macrumors G3

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    And Apple has the audacity to have a "learn more" link on the same page explaining exactly how the settings work. Sneaky sneaky. :cool:
     
  11. clukas macrumors 6502a

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    Nice article, I had no idea this existed. Turned tracking off by setting Limit Ad Tracking to "ON".
     
  12. sasasule thread starter macrumors member

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    You clearly didn't read it to the END or you would see

    ARTICLE TAKEN FROM WWW........

    People are some time sceptic if you leave just link on thread...So i did reading copy and pasting complete article instead to just leave link...

    Somebody would say thanks for sharing instead to leave comment that is totally childish....
     
  13. JazzG macrumors member

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    wow didn't know about that, thanks for that!
     
  14. mattopotamus macrumors G5

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    If I am going to be getting ads, I at least want them based on my location/interest. I see no problem with this ...

    It doesn't disable the ads, just interest based ads
     
  15. Gav2k, Oct 19, 2012
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  16. XboxMySocks macrumors 68020

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    How dare they! First they sell me a metal phone that wears when I drop it directly on pavement, that has lens flare when you point it at lights, and now this! God damnit apple.
     
  17. ZipZap macrumors 601

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    And thanks for quoting it :rolleyes:
     
  18. BaldiMac macrumors 604

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    Funny how the headline makes a claim that isn't supported by the article. I might have to stop believing everything that I read on the internet.
     
  19. d123 macrumors 68000

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    This ^^^^

    I'd rather have things like technology ads appear, than get random ads for incontinence products or gambling ;).
     
  20. r2shyyou macrumors 68000

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    See #4 here.

    Also, MacRumors reported this a month ago.
     
  21. paulrbeers macrumors 68040

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    I have to agree with this. We are still going to get ads, so why wouldn't I want local restaurant ads or links to things I actually care about instead of ads to websites that sell purses (for example). I would never think about purses (maybe a European hand bag :) ), but I am regularly thinking "where would be a good place to eat that I haven't been to in awhile or never tried" or "I just broke my iphone case, maybe I should get a new one"....

    Track away Apple. And if you make a little extra money off of me which you in turn build faster and more capable phones then so be it.....
     
  22. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    I appreciate being shown the opt out for both the iAds (oo.apple.com) and the Ad Tracking. Thanks OP. It would be useful to combine the two into a more concise write up though. The inclusion of the article text and such just adds fluff.
     
  23. GetSwole37 macrumors member

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    Nothing more annoying than the "this" comment or the "+1".
     
  24. r2shyyou macrumors 68000

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    Found this Apple support article after visiting oo.apple.com from my computer. Seems pretty concise, with applicable links and instructions.
     
  25. phpmaven macrumors 68040

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    This of course is only applicable to iAds and not ads shown to you while using Safari. Advertisers will track you with cookies there.
     

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