When you ‘Ask app not to track,’ some iPhone apps keep snooping anyway
@thenewoil “Our investigation found the iPhone’s tracking protections are nowhere nearly as comprehensive as Apple’s advertising might suggest. We found at least three popular iPhone games share a substantial amount of identifying information with ad companies, even after being asked not to track.”
@Alonealastalovedalongthe @thenewoil Yeah, I was of the same mind (based purely on their business model and competitive advantage): https://ar.al/notes/apple-vs-google-on-privacy-a-tale-of-absolute-competitive-advantage/
This is what made me stop trusting them entirely: https://ar.al/2021/08/08/apple-is-trying-to-redefine-what-it-means-to-violate-your-privacy-we-must-not-let-it/
Yah I don't get it, but it is terrifying because if apple jumped off a cliff into a pit of sharks google would gleefully jump off right after it.... but in this case google is already swimming in that shark pit.
Did the money behind apple decide that regulators weren't going to limit google's business strategy of selling users' data where they previously believed they would?
Is the global market for selling hardware saturated enough that apple feels "forced" to shift?
»in this case google is already swimming in that shark pit«
Google is one of the sharks, and Apple decided the best way forward is to become one, too, after noticing that no commercially viable group of consumers minded Google's shark-ness.
Around the same time, the US decided to normalize massive surveillance, supplying China and Russia with democratically-acceptable excuses, and making non-surveillance seem totally uncool.
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