• Google-backed groups criticize Apples new warnings on user tracking

    From OSnews@21:1/5 to All on Mon Jul 6 09:30:24 2020
    Sixteen marketing associations, some of which are backed by Facebook Inc and Alphabet Inc's Google, faulted Apple for not adhering to an ad-industry system for seeking user consent under European privacy rules. Apps will now need to ask for permission
    twice, increasing the risk users will refuse, the associations argued.

    Cry me a river.

    There';s an interesting note later in the linked article:

    Apple engineers also said last week the company will bolster a free Apple-made tool that uses anonymous, aggregated data to measure whether advertising campaigns are working and that will not trigger the pop-up.

    But of course it doesn';t. It';s made by Apple, after all, and we all trust Apple, right? It';s not like Apple rushed to sell out everything privacy-related to a regime committing genocide, so we clearly have nothing to worry about when Apple forces
    itself into the advertising business by leveraging its iOS platform.


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