Peter Kafka

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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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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work