21 April 2020

Location Data Companies

As regular readers know, I’m not a big fan of the traditional smartphone craze.

Sure, they’re really handy gizmos, but the amount of data being hoovered up and shipped off to large service providers is a bit frustrating.

As if things aren’t bad enough on that front, it gets better! It turns out that even individual APPS running on your phone are spying on you – specifically, they’re tracking your location (among other things).

What’s more, your location data can be easily linked to you as a private individual. To top it all off, this data is bought and sold to anyone who will pay – and all in the blink of an eye!

Join me for a fascinating and disconcerting look at the wonderful world of Location Data companies and the inner workings of your favorite apps!

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That’s all, folks!

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One thought on “Even your APPS are invading your privacy!

  • 21 April 2020 at 15:05
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    I have a nice little Faraday box that I will throw my iPhone in occasionally. Yesterday I put the phone in the box at 1:30 PM and went to the golf course. Finished my golf 4 hours later. Picked up some food and went home. Had a good nite’s sleep and did not pull the phone out of the Faraday box until just before noon. I had my phone in the Faraday box with me the whole time just in case I needed it. But there is now a 22 hour time period where my phone did not ping a cell tower and no one from the “deep state” knows where I was or what I did. I enjoy thinking that this drives them crazy.

    It also drives my wife crazy, but she knows me well enough to understand.

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