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(Ars Technica)   96% of iOS users opted out of app tracking. The other 4% haven't figured out how to disable it yet   (arstechnica.com) divider line
    More: Obvious, Apple Inc., App Store, IPhone OS, ITunes Store, Analytics data, IPhone, ITunes, US users  
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938 clicks; posted to STEM » on 08 May 2021 at 4:05 AM (6 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2021-05-08 5:30:28 AM  
Cannot be broken down by individual app, which makes it borderline worthless


Come back when its actually trqcked app by app, because that will be far more interesting
 
2021-05-08 6:42:49 AM  

lifeslammer: Cannot be broken down by individual app, which makes it borderline worthless


Come back when its actually trqcked app by app, because that will be far more interesting


It appears you can for some apps, but I don't know how it's determined. I've got the master switch and two apps at the moment.
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2021-05-08 8:06:06 AM  
Nonetheless, Facebook and others have complied with Apple's new rule to avoid being rejected from the iPhone's App Store, though some apps present a screen explaining why users should opt in before the Apple-mandated prompt to opt in or out appears.

I would put my money on, Facebook and others have also found ways to work around Apple's new rule.
 
2021-05-08 8:17:42 AM  
"Facebook went so far as to take out full-page newspaper ads"

In the age of the Internet where newspapers are a dying breed this is the most amusing part to read. Like there's anyone left to read a news paper that isn't to busy looking at their device of choice instead.
 
2021-05-08 8:22:44 AM  

Nimbull: "Facebook went so far as to take out full-page newspaper ads"

In the age of the Internet where newspapers are a dying breed this is the most amusing part to read. Like there's anyone left to read a news paper that isn't to busy looking at their device of choice instead.


They're going after Facebook users, who are almost entirely aging boomers at this point. They still read newspapers.
 
2021-05-08 9:01:24 AM  
If you believe that you're still not getting tracked, you should see the bridge I have for sale!
 
2021-05-08 10:54:49 AM  
Really makes me wonder how advertisers managed to sell anything at all before this tracking technology existed.

I'd break out my tiny violins, but I'm still deaf from all the shouty TV ads.
 
2021-05-08 12:00:45 PM  

t3knomanser: Nimbull: "Facebook went so far as to take out full-page newspaper ads"

In the age of the Internet where newspapers are a dying breed this is the most amusing part to read. Like there's anyone left to read a news paper that isn't to busy looking at their device of choice instead.

They're going after Facebook users, who are almost entirely aging boomers at this point. They still read newspapers.


Almost entirely aging boomers?

Boomers facebook less than X, Y, and Z.  If you look at facebook-owned Instagram, it's even more stark.
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From:  https://www.pewresearch.org/in​ternet/f​act-sheet/social-media/?menuItem=c1468​3cb-c4f4-41d0-a635-52c4eeae0245
 
2021-05-08 12:35:01 PM  

Izunbacol: t3knomanser: Nimbull: "Facebook went so far as to take out full-page newspaper ads"

In the age of the Internet where newspapers are a dying breed this is the most amusing part to read. Like there's anyone left to read a news paper that isn't to busy looking at their device of choice instead.

They're going after Facebook users, who are almost entirely aging boomers at this point. They still read newspapers.

Almost entirely aging boomers?

Boomers facebook less than X, Y, and Z.  If you look at facebook-owned Instagram, it's even more stark.
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From:  https://www.pewresearch.org/int​ernet/fact-sheet/social-media/?menuIte​m=c14683cb-c4f4-41d0-a635-52c4eeae0245​


I took a quick peek at the site and they broke down the total users using each site every day. I'm curious to know the further breakdown of that statistic. I would fall into the ever used Facebook but I deleted my account a couple of years ago.
 
2021-05-08 1:01:31 PM  

lindalouwho: If you believe that you're still not getting tracked, you should see the bridge I have for sale!


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2021-05-08 1:16:24 PM  

Muso: lindalouwho: If you believe that you're still not getting tracked, you should see the bridge I have for sale!

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Man these new Captchas are impressive, I can't find the bicycle anywhere.
 
2021-05-08 2:05:54 PM  

Likwit: lifeslammer: Cannot be broken down by individual app, which makes it borderline worthless


Come back when its actually trqcked app by app, because that will be far more interesting

It appears you can for some apps, but I don't know how it's determined. I've got the master switch and two apps at the moment.


I think it comes down to apps needing to add support for more granular privacy controls. It should just be a matter of the developers getting around to pushing out the updates, like they did for the updated location privacy settings a while back.
 
2021-05-08 6:54:54 PM  
What does letting them track you get you? Nothing?  They are going to have to figure out some way to make people want to be tracked.
 
2021-05-08 8:15:53 PM  

KarmicDisaster: What does letting them track you get you? Nothing?  They are going to have to figure out some way to make people want to be tracked.


They were not transparent previously, and it turns out people might be less interested in actively working against their own interests knowingly. Hiding it from them makes it easy because free vs nebulous possible intrusiveness isn't easy for a lot of people to comprehend, especially in the moment. But if you make people aware in the moment, and make the choice clear... How can it be so unexpected people suddenly act more in their own interests?
 
2021-05-08 10:31:42 PM  

t3knomanser: They're going after Facebook users, who are almost entirely aging boomers at this point. They still read newspapers.


There are almost 2 billion aging boomers?
 
2021-05-08 10:35:21 PM  

HighZoolander: Really makes me wonder how advertisers managed to sell anything at all before this tracking technology existed.

I'd break out my tiny violins, but I'm still deaf from all the shouty TV ads.


Tracking technology has been around long before smart phones were a thing in the ad world.

It started with cable companies being able to track when viewers changed the channel on commercials and thus were able to track which ones they watched.

Also, if you ran an ad on Fox or NBC, they had different 800 numbers and you were able to track by station, time of day, and age demographic.

Even in the somewhat early days of the internet you were able to track site traffic by what pages of a site were visited most.

Hell, in 2001 I worked for a company that had a product that could could tell you in real time who was on your site, what their path was, if they had been there before, and compare their browsing sessions. You could set triggers to alert you,or users, pop in a chat, call them, etc...

This is not a new thing.
 
2021-05-08 11:05:47 PM  

theflatline: HighZoolander: Really makes me wonder how advertisers managed to sell anything at all before this tracking technology existed.

I'd break out my tiny violins, but I'm still deaf from all the shouty TV ads.

Tracking technology has been around long before smart phones were a thing in the ad world.

It started with cable companies being able to track when viewers changed the channel on commercials and thus were able to track which ones they watched.

Also, if you ran an ad on Fox or NBC, they had different 800 numbers and you were able to track by station, time of day, and age demographic.

Even in the somewhat early days of the internet you were able to track site traffic by what pages of a site were visited most.

Hell, in 2001 I worked for a company that had a product that could could tell you in real time who was on your site, what their path was, if they had been there before, and compare their browsing sessions. You could set triggers to alert you,or users, pop in a chat, call them, etc...

This is not a new thing.


Ok, but I still don't have small enough violins...

/don't try to sell me any
//will probably now get facebook ads for small violins, large violins, violas, and koalas
 
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