Do I like it? Nope... but at least for Android (not sure about iOS) when you download an app it says what the app can access. Unless they’re not fully disclosing information at that point then I can see an issue, but if they are disclosing everything then by installing the app it appears you're giving permission.
Could things be clearer? Certainly. Should every app at least have an option to hide location and RDID info? Of course.
While this statement is true and false all at the same time and incites great debater. Really this statement is just trolling. But I do find it funny that checking every app is getting apple in hot water because they touted that as a plus compared to Android Market. Well it seems we are no more safe with big brother watching. It will be interesting to see if they can prove that Apple actually had knowledge of these advertisement profiles. And how are they going to explain that they didn't. Because even with that they lose. Because they prove that they are not testing well and then what's the point. They really can't win on this one!