Attention iOS 6 users!

So this morning my parents showed me something interesting today.  As you might know, I do my drawings on an iPad, which I’ve recently updated to the new operating system.

With this update came a cookie setting that allows companies to track your app and internet usage. In other words, they are getting information about you and your browsing history straight from your tablet (or iPod, or iPhone).  This information is used to tailor the ads that show up in applications and such, catering to what they perceive as your needs.

The sneaky bit? The setting was turned on immediately after the update, and I had no idea. I feel so violated harrumph.

You can find the option to turn it off by going to Settings > General > Advertising.  The option is posed in double negative, so you actually want to turn the option (“Limit Ad Tracking”) on.

There are more iOS 6 secrets? Look here.

This was an FYI brought to you by a grumpy college student.

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