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08-21-2009, 01:25 PM #1
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.
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08-21-2009, 01:32 PM #2
Thanks good to know. I turned all of mine off.
08-21-2009, 01:35 PM #3Not for me
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??
08-21-2009, 01:39 PM #4
08-21-2009, 01:40 PM #5
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.
08-21-2009, 01:45 PM #6
They are able to tell Phone model, Your location and weather you are jailbroken (just to name a few). /QUOTE]
weather should be whether.
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08-21-2009, 01:45 PM #7
It was actually Pinch Media that confronted Saurik.I always feel sorry for the guy in the iPhone commercials. He always gets a call right in the middle of trying to do something
08-21-2009, 01:47 PM #8
08-21-2009, 01:57 PM #9
08-21-2009, 01:58 PM #10
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??
08-21-2009, 02:05 PM #11
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.
Last edited by travis_t80; 08-21-2009 at 02:14 PM.
Am I getting smart with you? How would you know?
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08-21-2009, 02:11 PM #12
Would be great if my Cydia weren't crashing, how come my other post was deleted? i need help, i need thisOwner of: iPhone 4S, 4, 3GS, 3G, 2G
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08-21-2009, 02:21 PM #13
Hello. The pref loader is most certainly installed. I will try and reinstall it. Will let you know.
08-21-2009, 02:37 PM #14
creepy stuff, thanks saurik
08-21-2009, 02:45 PM #15
Reinstalled pref-loader and it now works a treat!!!!
Many thanks everyone.
08-21-2009, 02:47 PM #16
I'm glad they addressed this issue. I figured something like that was happening. Good job saurik!
08-21-2009, 03:01 PM #17
scary! i saw the install and decided it was in my best interest to grab it.
08-21-2009, 03:07 PM #18
Niiiiiiiiiice64 GB iPhone 4S on 5.1.1 Jailbroken & Unlocked
64 GB iPad 3 on 5.1.1 Jailbroken
08-21-2009, 03:11 PM #19
08-21-2009, 03:42 PM #20
This is good news!160GB iPod Classic
8GB 2G - Firmware 2.2.1 PWN'D
8GB 3G - Firmware 3.0 PWN'D
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64GB iPad 3G - Spirit'd
32GB iPhone 4