r/technology – Advertisers flee to Android as majority of iOS users opt out of ad tracking


To an extent. Some apps will use their own preferred DNS servers, that may not be publicly known, and change them up every so often with app updates.

There’s also the use of a proxy, similar to the spiel that TikTok used, that if blocked, the app entirely stopped working.

No telling on apps that use their own VPN, or a TOR connection. lol

It comes down to people realizing what apps or services they need to avoid. Just because most of your friends and family are on X service, doesn’t mean you need to sacrifice yourself because they made that choice.

There’s also middle-ground options to limit some to most. (I’m looking for other good alternative recommendations btw!) Such as “Friendly” instead of using the Facebook app and Facebook Messenger (some limits, may not be great for heavy facebook users…), and it works with a slew of other social media services, like Instagram, twitter, etc. It works like a mobile web browser. One time payment to the app to block it’s ads, and limit, to an extent, the service’s ads.


To an extent. Some apps will use their own preferred DNS servers, that may not be publicly known, and change them up every so often with app updates.

There’s also the use of a proxy, similar to the spiel that TikTok used, that if blocked, the app entirely stopped working.

No telling on apps that use their own VPN, or a TOR connection. lol

It comes down to people realizing what apps or services they need to avoid. Just because most of your friends and family are on X service, doesn’t mean you need to sacrifice yourself because they made that choice.

There’s also middle-ground options to limit some to most. (I’m looking for other good alternative recommendations btw!) Such as “Friendly” instead of using the Facebook app and Facebook Messenger (some limits, may not be great for heavy facebook users…), and it works with a slew of other social media services, like Instagram, twitter, etc. It works like a mobile web browser. One time payment to the app to block it’s ads, and limit, to an extent, the service’s ads.

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