Steve Jobs at D8 video: on iAds and how Flurry made Apple furious

Steve Jobs, speaking at the D8 Conference, thinks Apple is naive, because one day they read that Flurry analytics detected them testing new iPhone and iPad devices by getting developers to put code in their apps that send geolocation and other data from customers back to Flurry. They don't ask customers for consent, violates Apple's privacy rules. It "pissed Apple off".

Even with IadsApple won't block other advertisers but they've decided analytics can only be used for advertising, not to be sent to 3rd parties for sale and for leaking Apple technology. (Steve was fiery mad!)

No excuse not to ask a customer for consent to send private data. Maybe after Apple calms down they'll talk to some of these analytics firms, but it won't be today.

Video after the break! (Again, fiery mad!)

Rene Ritchie

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Joe says:

How about TiPB using video embeds that work on iPad? just saying...

Joe says:

Really JoeBlow? What are you 12?

Johan says:

Hm, for the followup the good answer is that no developer should ever need to know about future platforms and products as it cannot possibly influence their current apps; at least I cannot see any scenario where simply knowing that there exists an iPad 2 contributes to the quality of something developed for iPad 1.

unchew says:

awesome lol Steve is the man. about the flash thing that isnt tipb's fault it is d8 that didnt make the video they are just porting it

SJ says:

I like cheese. Jobs needs longer pants - he's flooding the place.

SheiknetChris says:

I don't know about being 'fiery mad', I think he was pretty funny and good natured about it. Maybe a little stern, but he knew he was getting good audience reaction with their laughs.
The guy is really a good performer, when you get down to it.

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