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Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Tracking those Tracking You

Quite an interesting and detailed article.  You wonder if the tracking efforts will change their systems to get around this.  I recall reading about the number of 'flashlight' apps on smartphones, and it was long known that these 'simple' apps also pushed a stream of location information out, where it could be packaged and sold.  None of this was disclosed,  and the trade of privacy for functionality was dishonest at best.

Here’s How To Track The Smartphone Apps That Are Tracking You
Two academic groups have built tools to police what apps do with your location and other personal data. .... " 

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