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Google axes UDID support with updated SDK for AdMob

New software developer kit removes apps' ability to access the unique string of numbers that individually identifies each cellular device.

By April 8, 2013


UDID leak source ID'd: BlueToad mobile firm says it was hacked

A small mobile publishing company called BlueToad says the Apple UDIDs leaked last week came from an illegal intrusion into its network last week, an admission that contradicts AntiSec's claims about the FBI.

By September 10, 2012


Why the Apple, FBI and AntiSec UDID debacle won't go away

The publishing of 1 million anonymized Apple UDIDs allegedly found on an FBI agent's computer brought AntiSec's actions front and center. With denials from Apple and the FBI, you might think it's over. Not so fast.

By September 6, 2012


How to find your iOS device's UDID

A hacker group claims to have hacked its way to the device ID and user details of 12 million Apple iOS devices. Learn how to find the Unique Device Identifier (UDID) for your device(s) to see if your information has been compromised.

By September 5, 2012


Study: Apple's UDID restrictions cost developers 24% revenue

MoPub, a mobile ad server, has conducted a study in which it found that apps that have been rejected due to Apple's new UDID restrictions have cost developers 24 percent in revenue.

By April 26, 2012


Apple bolstering privacy by ending developer access to UDIDs

With privacy concerns at the forefront of many tech industry blogs, not to mention investigations from Congress, Apple has begun rejecting apps that access UDIDs.

By March 28, 2012


Apple disables developer-sold UDID devices

According to a report from karthikk.net, developers who have sold UDID slots to other developers who are not officially enrolled in Apple's iOS Developer Program are finding their accounts on the brink of being banned.

By August 5, 2011


Ad tracking 'blocker' comes to iOS 6

Apple's UDID is soon to be dead to advertisers, replaced by the Advertising Identifier. With it, you'll be able to limit targeted ads in iOS 6, but it won't be fully functional at first.

By September 14, 2012


To catch a thief on social media

Apple won't tolerate apps that gather UDID, Square is spicing things up again in the mobile payment space, and listen up gumshoes -- the government creates its own Carmen Sandiego game to put social media to the test.

By March 26, 2012