Episode 72: To Opt-In or Not To Opt-In, That is the Question
Katherine Druckman and Doc Searls talk about Amazon’s new Sidewalk feature, more about Apple’s opt-out options, and other privacy issues.
- Doc Searls Weblog · Apple vs (or plus) Adtech — If you haven’t seen it yet, watch Apple’s Privacy on iPhone | tracked ad. In it a guy named Felix (that’s him, above) goes from a coffee shop to a waiting room somewhere, accumulating a vast herd of hangers-on along the way. The herd represents trackers in his phone, all crowding his personal space while gathering private information about him.
- Apple’s New Privacy Ad Is Absurd. That’s Why It’s So Brilliant — The iPhone maker is taking a much more aggressive stand on whether users should allow tracking. At all.
- How to Find the Mobile Ad ID on Apple and Android Devices? — The mobile advertising ID, also known as a mobile ad ID or a MAID, is a sequence of alphanumeric characters assigned to a mobile phone or tablet by the device’s operating system, either iOS or Android.
- Amazon devices will soon automatically share your Internet with neighbors | Ars Technica — If you use Alexa, Echo, or many other Amazon devices, you have only 10 days until you're opted in to an experiment that leaves your personal privacy and security hanging in the balance.
- How Amazon Sidewalk Works—and Why You May Want to Turn It Off | WIRED — It promises connected convenience. But the ecommerce giant doesn't exactly have an inspiring record when it comes to privacy.
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