• lilja@lemmy.ml
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    I loathe the wording that’s been normalised around tracking. The options for the upcoming dialog are “Allow” or “Ask app not to track”.

    Why the fuck do I need to ask, as if the app is free to deny my humble request not to be spied upon? The whole tracking industry is awash with weasel words and vagueness in an effort to have us make ill-informed decisions.

    Fucking parasites.

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      28 days ago

      Let’s not forget. Yes or not till I accidentally click the wrong button

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        28 days ago

        Or even worse, you’ll hit yes, because hitting reject is not an option for whatever fucking reason

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        27 days ago

        That’s a very valid point, albeit incredibly disappointing. Mechanisms to block tracking should be built into the operating system, but I also realise that it would probably be impossible to accurately implement.

        “Ask app not to track” is accurate to what you’re choosing, I just hate that we’ve gotten to this point.

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      I think it is this way because Apple thought it would be misleading if the option was “deny tracking”, because there isn’t a specific technical mechanism to ensure that. It’s unfortunate but I’d rather it was honest than lied.

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      28 days ago

      I came across a website today that had on off toggles for all their stuff cookies. When you clicked the toggle the colors of the “x” and the check mark changed between purple and black. I could not tell which was off and which was on. It made me very angry

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        My fellow chums and I think it would be quite corking if we gave our personal data over to the local advertisement agencies

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          How else will i know which scam products that we’re built cheaply in a factory with poor conditions to spend my money on to have a fleeting sense of convenience that’s washed away as soon as either

          1. I get used to it and it becomes just another thing in my house, my monument to consumption
          2. It breaks because the company cared about making a good product just as much as they cared about providing livable conditions for their workers, which is to say not at all

          ???

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        27 days ago

        The majority of people don’t care about these things. This shouldn’t be surprising anymore.

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        28 days ago

        Watching my girlfriend just accept every pop up was maddening. I’ve been teaching her about unsubscribing, 10 minute email, reject all, and firefox add-ons.

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    I hate how no ads is not an option. It’s either abusive ads, or personalized abusive ads. And of course, your data is up for grabs

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      Your data isn’t yours to keep. It’s already gone, for sale to the highest bidder for pennies, several times a day.

      But it IS yours to spoil. Become unhinged.

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          You’re not wrong. Opened it in a mobile browser and it looks messy - but it is a solid product.

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          Been running AdGuard for years once mobile DNS profiles became available. Hardly see any ads, and (on the rare occasion) when I do, they’re jarring and out of place.

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        It’s annoyingly fairly priced. I’m fairly sure they’re doing this at a loss to put competitors in the music streaming services out of business so they can hack up the price.

        Standard Google/TV streaming service practice.

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        Lower the cost to ten usd and ditch Youtube music, that would be ok for me

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          I wish there was an option without YT Music. I already use Spotify and don’t plan on changing that, so the Music part of my YTP subscription is an unused redundancy, which is really unfortunate.

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    I hate how YouTube seems to intentionally show salacious ads if you opt out of ad personalization. I get a ton of Temu spam despite not purchasing anything from that app or even having it on my phone, and the ads themselves usually feature scantily-clad women that takes up 70% of the screen. I’ve made a habit of just opening up the comments section and keeping them open the entire duration of the video. It really feels like YouTube/Google/Alphabet is saying “oh, you don’t want people around you to think you’re a perv? Let us collect more data about you so you can save face in public when you use our app at the gym or at work.”

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    Apple - protects users from increased tracking, makes companies ask

    Users - consent to increased tracking

    Apple -

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    Apple “tracker protection” is a lie. The capability to track users is embedded in the source code of the proprietary software, the only thing ATP does is not share your advertising ID with other beyond Apple. Advertising ID which shouldn’t even exist in the first place.

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    There’s no reason to even use the YouTube app. One of the first things I uninstall on Android.

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      Ok, how is Android relevant when the article only talks about the iOS app?

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        To point out that: even on the operating system/platform where the YouTube app comes from, it is pointless. Works fine in a browser.