Apple's limits on ad tracking and what they mean for us
Apple has recently taken steps to stop developers tracking users via unique device identifies (UDID), and in the place provided new Advertising ID (AID) and Identifiers for Vendors (IDFV), and a way to limit their ability to track us. But... what does that all mean? Our own Nick Arnott wrote up an excellent overview for his day job, Double Encore:
Nick, as always, delves into the details but explains them in a way that makes sense to organic lifeforms. Go read it, then let us know -- how concerned are you about ad tracking?
Source: Double Encore
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Rene Ritchie is one of the most respected Apple analysts in the business, reaching a combined audience of over 40 million readers a month. His YouTube channel, Vector, has over 90 thousand subscribers and 14 million views and his podcasts, including Debug, have been downloaded over 20 million times. He also regularly co-hosts MacBreak Weekly for the TWiT network and co-hosted CES Live! and Talk Mobile. Based in Montreal, Rene is a former director of product marketing, web developer, and graphic designer. He's authored several books and appeared on numerous television and radio segments to discuss Apple and the technology industry. When not working, he likes to cook, grapple, and spend time with his friends and family.
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As far as on iOS I think you're correct. It would, it seems, have to be jail broken in order to be possible. Mine is not so can't comment with certainty. But that would be great, even block out the ads from apps that show them. (A pet peeve of mine) I just don't have need or time for ads intruding into my devices and life. Dreadful.