You are being watched!!
The New York Times has a great interactive piece online today that details ways that your apps are tracking you and then selling your location data to advertisers. The level of detail is frightening. You can find the story here: Your Apps Know Where You Were Last Night, and They’re Not Keeping It Secret
You can learn more about the background to this story on the podcast “The Daily” here:
The Business of Selling Your Location
Smartphone apps track a staggering amount of data about our whereabouts every day. That data has become a hot commodity.
“A New York Times investigation has found that the information being collected about us through apps on our smartphones is far more extensive than most of us imagine — or are aware we have consented to.”
If you want to better control what your apps know about you check out: How to Stop Apps From Tracking Your Location.