Apple To Release New And Improved Device Tracking Tool For Developers [Report]

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iOS 8 is Apple's most privacy-conscious mobile OS yet.
Apple is working on a better tracking solution for its developers.

Following the privacy fiasco surrounding iOS user tracking and Apple’s deprecation of the UDID, a report today says that the company is planning to release a new tool for developers that aids in tracking app users. According to The Wall Street Journal, the software tool’s “new anonymous identifier is likely to rely on a sequence of numbers that isn’t tied to a specific device.”

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Clueful helped identify
Clueful promises to identify "misdemeanant apps on your iPhone."

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This unique string of alphanumeric text attached to every iPhone and iPad is the source of a lot of privacy concerns.
This unique string of alphanumeric text attached to every iPhone and iPad is the source of a lot of privacy concerns.

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AppRedeem is hoping iOS devs will follow Groupon's lead and adopt its UDID alternative.
AppRedeem is hoping iOS devs will follow Groupon's lead and adopt its UDID alternative.

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