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Apple Takes a Key Tracking Tool Away From Developers

Apple is making a key change in the way developers and other third parties interact with the company’s mobile users. The company is taking away access to the “unique device identifier” associated with every iPad and iPhone. As Techcrunch notes, the change will be particularly meaningful for ad and game networks that used the UDIDs to track user behavior. It’s also worth noting that Apple has announced big changes in its developer policies before, and then backed down, to at least some degree, after public outcry.

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The problem with the Billionaire Savior phase of the newspaper collapse has always been that billionaires don’t tend to like the kind of authority-questioning journalism that upsets the status quo.

— Ryan Chittum, writing in the Columbia Journalism Review about the promise of Pierre Omidyar’s new media venture with Glenn Greenwald