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#1 T1Famous

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Posted 11 October 2012 - 15:22

Apple's launch of the iPhone 5 in September came with a bunch of new commercials to promote the device.

But Apple didn't shout quite so loud about an enhancement to its new mobile operating system, iOS 6, which also occurred in September: The company has started tracking users so that advertisers can target them again, through a new tracking technology called IFA or IDFA.


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#2 f0rk_b0mb

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Posted 11 October 2012 - 15:30

Laws really have to be put in place about tracking users and the cloud in general so something bad doesn't happen.

#3 Big b0b

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Posted 11 October 2012 - 15:36

Enjoy your new iPhone, fanboiz

#4 Elliot B.

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Posted 11 October 2012 - 15:40

Enjoy your new iPhone, fanboiz

They are :) The iPhone constantly tops user satisfaction polls.

#5 Rudy

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Posted 11 October 2012 - 15:46

Enjoy your new iPhone, fanboiz

Good for you for being naive enough to believe Google doesn't track your Android phone...

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Posted 11 October 2012 - 15:47

Interesting how this never made it's way into any of Apple's feature listings. It also appears users are also pretty happy with the SGSIII in fact even my sister who has been using iPhones since the very first 3G iPhone admitted that she really likes the one her boyfriend has. The iPhone isn't king any more, and from the sounds of this it appears Apple are just as dirty as Google.

#7 Anibal P

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Posted 11 October 2012 - 15:48

They are :) The iPhone constantly tops user satisfaction polls.


We all know iSheep will never honestly answer those polls, they really are convinced it is THE perfect phone, of course till the next model comes out that is

#8 Rippleman

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Posted 11 October 2012 - 15:53

Enjoy your new iPhone, fanboiz

"tracking" goes on with ANY connected cell phones... i would explain how but i don't think it would matter to you even if you would understand it.

#9 Big b0b

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Posted 11 October 2012 - 15:59

Good for you for being naive enough to believe Google doesn't track your Android phone...


They aren't tracking a damn thing. I've been running custom roms since my days of iOS 2.9.8. I made the jump almost 4 years ago to the day, haven't looked back since.

They are :) The iPhone constantly tops user satisfaction polls.


Oh look, so does android devices. Polls are only as accurate as the person hosting them :).

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Posted 11 October 2012 - 16:12

We all know iSheep will never honestly answer those polls, they really are convinced it is THE perfect phone, of course till the next model comes out that is

this.

#11 Boz

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Posted 11 October 2012 - 16:45

"tracking" goes on with ANY connected cell phones... i would explain how but i don't think it would matter to you even if you would understand it.


it's not an issue of tracking.. it's a matter of ability to opt out.

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Posted 11 October 2012 - 17:00

Slide to unlock the dark secrets of iOS 6!

#13 Packet1009

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Posted 11 October 2012 - 17:14

i see an option to disable location based iAds in the privacy settings - afaik, this is new in ios 6.

is this what they refer to?


Ah hah now i remember where i saw it.
glad to see the article mentions it too: "The tracking control is titled "Limit Ad Tracking," and must be turned to ON, not OFF, in order to work" and it's in general - about - advertising.

out of curiosity, do android / winphone phones have such settings too?

#14 +techbeck

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Posted 11 October 2012 - 17:18

So, they are doing what Google is doing. Let's see if there are the same outcries against Apple as there was against Google. At least Google let the public know what was happening.

As long as it isn't personal data, I really don't care.

#15 Shadrack

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Posted 11 October 2012 - 17:28

We all know iSheep will never honestly answer those polls, they really are convinced it is THE perfect phone, of course till the next model comes out that is


Whatever. My iPhone 4 is still badass and I really don't care if you don't believe me. You people are hard at work in your own reality distortion field.

The only people claiming the iPhone is perfect are hyperbole obsessed folks like you. Other people live in reality and make objective comparisons between products.