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  • PrivaCY Putting iPhone Owner's minds to Rest.


    Recently there has been some fuss over the fact that companies like Pinch Media, Medialytics etc have been tracking iPhone users on a level that is almost disturbing... They are able to tell device model, your location and whether you are jailbroken (just to name a few). After a few days and tons of ideas on how to stop this, Pinch Media actually approached Jay Freeman (known as saurik to many in the jailbreak community, author of Cydia), and they worked out a way to stop their tracking on jailbroken phones without damaging other services. Medialytics also got involved and supports this wholeheartedly. Check Cydia now for PrivaCY.

    As you will notice this comes with an update to Mobile Substrate and a simple preferences pane that allows users to choose whether or not they want to block each individual service.

    EDIT: Install the new updates in Cydia so you get the Repo. Then go to PrivaCy "Opt-Out" on the Cydia home page and install PrivaCY. After a respring check the settings and it should be there.
    This article was originally published in forum thread: PrivaCY Putting iPhone Owner's minds to Rest. started by JStraitiff View original post
    Comments 79 Comments
    1. Famous15's Avatar
      Famous15 -
      Thanks good to know. I turned all of mine off.
    1. Peggaweng's Avatar
      Peggaweng -
      Don't know if I am the only one but I have installed this but I do not get anything in settings????

      Any ideas anyone??

      Please??
    1. JStraitiff's Avatar
      JStraitiff -
      ^^ its a preferences loader one.. its between the default ones and the appstore app ones. if you used icy or something you need to respring
    1. Famous15's Avatar
      Famous15 -
      Install the new updates in Cydia so you get the Repo. Then go to PrivaCy "Opt-Out" on the Cydia home page and install PrivaCY. After a respring check the settings and it should be there.
    1. GregTheWang's Avatar
      GregTheWang -
      [QUOTE=him121213;4917901]

      They are able to tell Phone model, Your location and weather you are jailbroken (just to name a few). /QUOTE]

      weather should be whether.
    1. angiepangie's Avatar
      angiepangie -
      It was actually Pinch Media that confronted Saurik.
    1. exNavy's Avatar
      exNavy -
      Quote Originally Posted by Famous15 View Post
      Install the new updates in Cydia so you get the Repo. Then go to PrivaCy "Opt-Out" on the Cydia home page and install PrivaCY. After a respring check the settings and it should be there.
      This information should have been in the first post.
    1. JStraitiff's Avatar
      JStraitiff -
      Quote Originally Posted by exNavy View Post
      This information should have been in the first post.
      you need a guide to figure out that you should install an essential update?

      its pretty obvious that PrivaCY is on the front page of cydia.
    1. Peggaweng's Avatar
      Peggaweng -
      Thanks for the replies everybody. I have done all updates. Installed from cydia home page, resprung - nothing, rebooted - nothing, un-installed and re-installed - nothing. Most odd??
    1. travis_t80's Avatar
      travis_t80 -
      PeggawengMake sure that PreferenceLoader has been installed. It should have been with the opt-out app, but go into Cydia > Manage > Packages > Then click the "Simple" button on the top right, then scroll and look for PreferenceLoader.



      This is good. I am also surprised to see that the companies assisted in some form or fashion in making this opt-out possible.
    1. RonHC's Avatar
      RonHC -
      Would be great if my Cydia weren't crashing, how come my other post was deleted? i need help, i need this
    1. Peggaweng's Avatar
      Peggaweng -
      Hello. The pref loader is most certainly installed. I will try and reinstall it. Will let you know.
    1. smuggler's Avatar
      smuggler -
      creepy stuff, thanks saurik
    1. Peggaweng's Avatar
      Peggaweng -
      Reinstalled pref-loader and it now works a treat!!!!

      Many thanks everyone.
    1. denimdragon's Avatar
      denimdragon -
      I'm glad they addressed this issue. I figured something like that was happening. Good job saurik!
    1. klouud's Avatar
      klouud -
      scary! i saw the install and decided it was in my best interest to grab it.

      tim
    1. Mista Brothason's Avatar
      Mista Brothason -
      Niiiiiiiiiice
    1. Melech518's Avatar
      Melech518 -
      Great!
    1. A_DuB187's Avatar
      A_DuB187 -
      This is good news!
    1. 360boi's Avatar
      360boi -
      glad they came out with a fix