While Google's CEO claims that its users know how much they are being tracked, The New York Times explains the scale of location tracking behind Android and Apple phones (Apple may claim to be privacy-centric but they make a pretty penny selling your information to third parties). And with Facebook now wanting to predict your movements Vice has one suggestion: delete all your apps.
“Location information can reveal some of the most intimate details of a person’s life — whether you’ve visited a psychiatrist, whether you went to an A.A. meeting, who you might date,” said Senator Ron Wyden, Democrat of Oregon, who has proposed bills to limit the collection and sale of such data, which are largely unregulated in the United States.
“It’s not right to have consumers kept in the dark about how their data is sold and shared and then leave them unable to do anything about it,” he added.
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