Follow

Our car insurance is due to be renewed in April. This is what my Apple News feed looks like right now.

Apple protects your privacy my ass.

@aral
If you care about privacy, you don't use any Apple products.

@aral Go to Settings->Privacy->Advertising and opt out of all personalized ads, and reset your identifier.

Apple should be ashamed for not making this the default.

FWIW the data processing is done locally in your device, and not sent to remote servers (afaik)

@aral Spend some time to dive deep into the "settings" page and turn off all personized ads on your FAANG accounts. It may or may not stop data collections, but at least it's less irritating when you have to use them...

@aral Have you turned on the limited ad tracking in iOS settings? And more importantly you MacOS settings assuming you have one? Across all devices?

@aral never understood why some publications push the iphone as the "privacy phone" compared to googlefied android

they're both as bad as each other

@tempo They’re not both as bad as each other but Apple isn’t a long term solution either.

@aral Oh it's not surveillance, it's "machine learning" and Siri trying to help you and... eh....

If anyone believes that shit then they are brainwashed.

@aral You should definitively give a try to GrapheneOS which is an open source privacy and security focused mobile OS with Android app compatibility. Daniel Micay is the head of this awesome project.
grapheneos.org/

Sign in to participate in the conversation
Aral’s Mastodon

The social network of the future: No ads, no corporate surveillance, ethical design, and decentralization! Own your data with Mastodon!