Advertisers are notorious for collecting data about what you do and where you go online—this information is valuable and profitable as it helps advertisers to find out what you are interested in and to structure their advertisements accordingly.


This article by Kim Komando, writing for USA Today, makes the following points:
  • As long as your smartphone is on, it’s sharing data
  • You can block third-party cookies and other invasive tools through your browser. Click here for tips on changing your privacy settings.
  • Go further and delete a secret ID hiding on your phone that gives away your details.


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