“OK, so give Apple credit for not itself employing an aggressive system to harvest personal information for advertising purposes. What if instead Apple is generating one-quarter of its services revenue from enabling Google’s aggressive system of harvesting personal information for advertising purposes? Make no mistake — that is what Apple is doing by cashing those 10-figure checks from Google.”
Never thought about it this way actually. Good point. So maybe I’m not in the wrong business?
That said, I don’t think they look down on ads per se … it’s the tracking they (and I) object to.
Its the concatenation of these two terms (advertising and tracking) that drives me nuts.
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