i dont like how theres no clear “dont track my shit” button

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i dont like how theres no clear dont track my

i dont like how theres no clear “dont track my shit” button

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grishkaa

What you're actually doing with "ask not to track" is denying the app access to your IDFA (a unique randomly-assigned device identifier ~~you can reset in system settings~~ edit: as of iOS 14 you can't). Thing is, even without this identifier, they could gather enough data points, like your IP address and device model and so on to uniquely identify you across apps. This is called fingerprinting. It's much less reliable, yes, but it's still a technical possibility, hence this confusing wording I suppose.

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neongreensniper56

Its because they can't confirm that apps will listen to being asked not to track you

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ddoherty958

I think it’s good that the option is there at all

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nahfamster

Seen this so many times. It's because nobody can actually make sure these apps don't track you. We live in an actual cyberpunk world folks, get used to it.

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BoastfulCookie

ITT: people who don't realize how the app tracking works and also don't realize this isn't available to the general public yet since 14.5 is still in beta.

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amped-row

Apple doesn’t want costumers to go after them when inevitably the app’s ad service shows them something they don’t think it should’ve and they go “but Apple said they would stop the tracking???”. Edit: I still think this is a consequence of Asshole Design but I’m pretty sure it isn’t Apple’s fault

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chiefbozx

It's much easier (from a software/math perspective) to definitively say that something _will_ happen, rather than something _won't_ happen. Any belief that something _won't_ happen ultimately boils down to trust.In this instance, even if you press "Ask App Not to Track", all that guarantees is that iOS withholds information in this context - that doesn't mean that the app is completely prevented from getting trackable information through other means. Apple knows this, and they would probably get sued if they had it say "Deny" and third-party apps/ad networks kept tracking people.As with everything that sucks about the internet, blame advertisers. Apple is at least making an attempt to slow them down.

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mikhayel05

This is great design, not asshole design. If you were not using Apple you wouldn’t even be given this option.

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-Effervescence

I think it’s great design and OP just has no clue how it works.

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dethman1029

The only "do not track my shit" buttons I can think of for apps like that is the uninstall button

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looiwh123

go to settings > privacy. theres a setting there to let you disable all apps tracking

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PratyakshM

i was about to precisely write what u/grishkaa already wrote.TLDR apps can always find a way to track you hence a "Don't track" button would be misleading.

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LucasCarioca

Apple probably doesn’t want to give you a guarantee for legal reasons. This is basically “we’ll do what we can but apps are sneaky”

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TheGoodestBo1

or you know.. just fucking delete the app

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OwO13739392

because the new rules will start applying when iOS 14.5 goes public, calm down, everyone is outraged at an unfinished feature

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Obvious_Onion_9908

Doesn’t anyone else like to be tracked through the daily lives ?

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lasssilver

At least they have to ask now. Although I still suspect it’s being done regardless.

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vxntedits

This sure is a step in the right direction tho

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KinkMyBoot

Double click swipe up delete app. Easy

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1n53rt_g3n3r1c_nam3

In 2023 its gonna be either ur data or ur knees

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LetsdothisEpic

So Apple automatically tries to stop tracking, but ask app not to track tells it you are demanding that they also don’t try to circumvent that and gather clues based on usage. Not all apps will respect this, but it’s basically one more way they want to stop apps from tracking you, even if it’s as simple as asking them not to.

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yourteam

Eli5: this is the message from the os not from the app itself.

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Toutanus

Because your phone can not do that.

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supergiantcorpsefart

It's literally right there....

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NinjaVanLife

aliexpress did that too, is there a list of those intrusive apps?

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JakeHodgson

Are you dumb?

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Ascyt

*Pwease app, mayy yu not sell all maw data to som 3rd pawty cunt wars site? uwu*Total assholedesign, take my upvote.

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SloppierJoe

I think about that every time I get this.

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Stephenhf123

Please do not track.*No.*Understandable have a good day.

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Dr_Dyk

I especially like how they've switched the placement of the options around, so you'll more likely to accidentally presses "Allow"

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Qwienke13

I believe apple is working on that. Facebook is something stopping them tho. Could be wrong haven’t looked too much into it.

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wonderingtheplains

lol Dunkin Donuts’ app did this and I just deleted that shit. I haven’t opened that app in months and I get that notification. Though the same thing where is the no button.

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YakadaYXD

Tbf if i saw one of this in my iphone. Imma close and delete it straight away.

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CrazeCow

*Tells app to not use my information*App: “no :)”

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AcousticShoes

Legally, you only “asked” the app not to track you, so if you find out they do, and you take it to court or whatever the excuse could be “you ASKED us not to track, we never said that we wouldn’t.”

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FoxyFerrey

This is apple’s 100% apples prompt and the owner of the app cannot change it.As a pm this is really fucking annoying because I’d like it to be more clear.

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Mirrorslash

Sad thing is that most countries and people don't give a damn about data privacy. To my knowledge Germany js the only country where with any service the provider is legally forced to provide an opt out option for every data collecting happening.

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