If you care about privacy, you don't use any Apple products.
Private from third parties, sure, but private from Apple, hell no. If you'll listen to the latest episode on working from home, Michael actually says that he's tired of Apple's data collection and he's working on setting up an Android phone with LineageOS and no Google services, not even microG. This is what I've been running for over a year and it is much more private and not even that difficult to do.
@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)
"Ads that are delivered by Apple’s advertising platform may appear in Apple News and in the App Store. If you do not wish to receive ads targeted to your interests from Apple's advertising platform, you can choose to enable Limit Ad Tracking, which will opt your Apple ID out of receiving such ads regardless of what device you are using. If you enable Limit Ad Tracking on your mobile device, third-party apps cannot use the Advertising Identifier, a non-personal device identifier, to serve you targeted ads. You may still see ads in the App Store or News based on context like your search query or the channel you are reading. In third-party apps, you may see ads based on other information."
Someone should make https://github.com/drduh/macOS-Security-and-Privacy-Guide counterpart for iOS for all these toggles
@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.
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