Who has opted out of interest-based ads from iAds?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by PecanEater, Jun 25, 2010.

  1. PecanEater macrumors 6502

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    Who has opted out of interest-based ads from iAds by going to http://oo.apple.com ?
    Why? Why not?
     
  2. fishmoose macrumors 68000

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    I haven't yet, going to see how intrusive they feel first.
     
  3. Chupa Chupa macrumors G5

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    I did. First thing I did once my phone was synched up.
     
  4. PecanEater thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Is there an advantage to opting out from a privacy perspective?

    Will they be collecting the data anyway? In other words, is the opt out only preventing you from receiving ads based on the data?
     
  5. Goodeye macrumors 6502a

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    Does this remove all iAds or only specific ones?
     
  6. fishmoose macrumors 68000

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    It just makes so you don't get ads based on your interests.
     
  7. tico24 macrumors 6502

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    Seeming as you can't block the ads, I'd much rather be shown a bunch of relevant adverts than ads for makeup and shoes.
     
  8. PecanEater thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I agree. Is this all that opting out is accomplishing? Or are you preventing a certain kind of data from being gathered?
     
  9. Kahnyl macrumors 68000

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    I'd rather see relevant ads than random ones.
     
  10. tico24 macrumors 6502

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    There's probably an element of data collection going on. But it'll have to be anonymised by law and it'll be no worse that the data Google's collected from me over the years of web searches.
     
  11. Kahnyl macrumors 68000

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    I search for porn occasionally.

    There.

    You now know as much as Google knows about me, and as much as Apple will soon know.

    I doubt I'll get porn ads though.

    Shame.
     

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