You understand that your phone knows where you’re located.
This is how GPS works, how Find My Friends sees your location, and why you get local ads on Facebook and Google.
Like other data on your phone, that location data is a hot commodity for internet marketers in today’s digital economy.
Targeted advertising is one of the biggest enterprises on the web.
Companies are eager to serve you ads for products you’re likely to buy, and that data helps them hit their mark.
Some companies have even made this their primary business model. Tap or click here to see one shocking way Facebook tracks your data.
Thankfully, you don’t have to stand for this kind of data collection if you’re uncomfortable with it.
These tactics are legal because the companies behind them give you a choice to opt in or out, but not everyone knows how to change the settings.
We’ll show you how to stop your phone from tracking you.