I browse in Private Mode and I regularly delete all cookies.
I was surprised to see that I could aquire nearly 0. I assume some of the 0.
Google records your location even when you tell it not to | Technology | The Guardian
I switched off all cookie collection, blocked all tracking requests and keep my microphone muted. Now Youtube actually asks me if their adverts are relevant for me with a survey I never bother about. I understand these are businesses who need to make money to operate but if you do make money from other people's information then that needs to be explained in very precise, open and simple ways so users can choose how to use the service.
Finally I've stopped using AirBnB because they requested I upload a photo directly from my computer's webcam to their servers! I've never felt so violated from a business before! I understand there are safety issues but it feels overkill and I'm sure there's got to be a better way then biometric scanning! Now I'm trying to get other personal data back from them that is of a sensitive nature!
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Delete all apps you haven't used for more than a year. Then go through your phone settings, going through every menu and reading all the options. You may discover very interesting options you can disable and not only save your battery but keep private your location or any other specific data. Then do the same with every app you have, since in app settings there are also interesting check boxes.
As this piece points out, our internet browsing history allows trackers to create profiles, with or without mobile apps. Think about what that would look like when looking up an abnormal lab or disease! Even if that data are not repurposed as targeted advertising, lots of interested parties insurers, PhRMA, future employers would gladly purchase this valuable data linked to the electronic health record. Third party trackers should be forbidden when we access electronic health records. And since I have done that experiment searching depression, my "personalized" duck duck go search on my firefox browser with privacy extenders on of WebMD immediately comes up with this default: webmd.
Google, Facebook could help US track spread of coronavirus with phone location data
Turn off no need apps. No actual location access, if possible no access to microphone or front camera. Use Google's privacy profile to share what I want to. Minimum browsing.
Use a home network PC for some anonimity during Moz. We use a very secure VPN at all times on our phones, whether connected by the phone network or by wireless.
We also customize the permissions for all apps where possible. We also uninstall all software that we are not currently using and reinstall it if and when we need it again.
We also limit or prevent google location services when not required. We use DuckDuckGo as our internet browser. This is a moderated comment space. The post actually tries to make the case that protecting your privacy is bad for you. And it would seem the reason Facebook is bringing this up now is that a lot of users are likely to be very surprised when they start getting notifications on their iPhone telling them when and how its app is using their location information.
How to fix big tech? We need the right language to describe it first | Marc DaCosta
I guess, to be fair, they have a very small point, which is that there are some features that don't work if the app doesn't know where you are. For example, you can't "check-in" to a location if you don't tell Facebook your location. Or, tagging your current location in a photo requires that location search be turned on.
But the company says it's only concerned with creating the best experience for its users. Both iOS 13 and Android 10 represent big steps forward in respecting user privacy, especially when it comes to location data. There are few things more intimate and personal than the location of where you are right now.