Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Fwd: Opt out now of cross-app tracking on iPhone

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Click: Ask App not to Track

Now it's easy to opt-out of cross-app advertiser tracking on iPhone.

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Hi there –

Good news! If you use an Apple iPhone, a new software update will give you the option to opt out of tracking by apps (including Facebook, Instagram, and more) when you use your phone.

Until now, advertisers have been able to track the actions users take across activity on iPhone — kind of like a salesperson that follows you from store to store while you shop, recording every item you look at. Creepy, right?

You can now opt out of this cross-app tracking with a new software update for iPhones. Just be sure to click the button that says "Ask App not to Track" after you update your iPhone's iOS to 14.5

If you don't have don't have an iPhone, you can help spread the word so your friends and family with iPhones can opt-out of tracking.
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Apple's decision to allow users to opt-out of cross-app tracking is a huge win for consumers, many of whom might not even be aware that they can be tracked across apps on their phone. Now, with the option to opt-out of tracking at the point-of-use, consumers won't have to dig deep into their phone's settings to protect their privacy. Mozilla first called on Apple to curb cross-app tracking in 2019 because advertisers shouldn't be able to collect highly personal data across apps without consumers' consent.

If you have an iPhone, be sure to update your operating system so that you can opt-out of tracking, and then share the instructions to opt-out with your friends and family.

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Thanks for spreading the word,
Kaili and the Mozilla Team

P.S. The Mozilla Foundation is a non-profit organization fighting for a healthy internet, where privacy is the default and YOU have more control over your personal information. We depend on contributions from people like you to carry out this work. Can you donate today?


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