iOS 8 Will Protect Your Privacy By Limiting The Ability To Track You Via WiFi

I’ve written about WiFi tracking in the past and how invasive I believe that to be. If you’re on Android, there are tools from AVG that will protect you from this sort of thing, But iOS users have been out of luck. Until now that is. Fredric Jacobs posted this Tweet with an intriguing feature that he spotted in iOS 8.

More details on this can be found here.

Now this will not only stop stores from tracking you, but that may also apply to spies as well as Canada was apparently tracking people via airport WiFi last year. This is a major win for privacy advocates. Though one has to wonder why this wasn’t mentioned during WWDC when iOS 8 was announced. Perhaps Apple didn’t want to tip their hand regarding this? Whatever the reason for them not mentioning it, it’s out in the open now and Apple has to be applauded for this move.

One Response to “iOS 8 Will Protect Your Privacy By Limiting The Ability To Track You Via WiFi”

  1. […] protect you from scenarios like this one, or this one that were related to being tracked via WiFi which forced Apple to do something to protect their users. That’s a complete non-issue with the […]

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